Jackie Bradley Jr. has hit in 27 straight ballgames for the Boston Red Sox. He did it by lacing a line drive single off Danny Salazar on Sunday.
It’s now the fifth longest streak in Red Sox history behind – look at these names:
Dom Dimaggio (34)
Nomar Garciaparra (30)
Johnny Damon (29)
Wade Boggs (28)
Just about the time that national attention turns to a streak like this, it ends. You have to figure we’re getting to that point; so enjoy the next game or two (we hope we are wrong). We always think of Luis Castillo’s 35-game hit streak in 2002. That one was a fun one. He was so damn fast and so hot, I thought he might get to 50.
Jackie Bradley Jr. has clearly broke out though as a bonafide big leaguer with this streak, which has seen him hit .411 in the midst of it.