Red Sox Strut: Outfielder Jackie Bradley, LHP Drew Pomeranz
By Sean Penney
The weekly article series where we examine two players who deserve to strut their stuff for the Boston Red Sox. This week – Jackie Bradley, Drew Pomeranz.
If you want to fully understand what the Red Sox Strut is, it means to have reason to walk with a confident, proud air around you. Some people mistake it for vanity, arrogance, or being pompous. This incorrect assumption is not what we mean. The Strut is about knowing that your deeds showed off your amazing skills to the baseball-loving public.
The Boston Red Sox had an opportunity to leap over a floundering New York Yankees team in the division, only for their own struggles to keep them locked in a virtual tie atop the AL East.
Dropping two out of three in Kansas City was forgivable. The Royals have been playing much better baseball of late and own a winning record at home. Coming back to Fenway Park to lose a series against an Angles team missing the injured Mike Trout bordered on humiliating.
The franchise celebrated the number retirement of David Ortiz with a win Friday night, then struggled to retire Angels hitters over the course of the two weekend games in which they were outscored 10-5.
A lackluster week still had some silver linings. Not everyone performed poorly last week so there are still several candidates to Strut.