The hitting streak is no more for Jackie Bradley Jr. The Red Sox outfielder and former South Carolina Gamecocks great saw his run of 29 straight games with a base hit come to an end with an 0-4 showing at the plate. Bradley was actually on deck in the bottom of the ninth with his team trailing the Rockies 8-2, but a groundout by teammate Mookie Betts ended the game before he could get another turn.
During Bradley's hitting streak, which began April 24, he put up a line of .415/.488/.783. In 106 at bats, he recorded 44 hits - including nine doubles, three triples, and eight home runs. He also recorded 30 RBI during that stretch.
While Bradley's streak comes to a end, he still is enjoying a terrific season at the plate. He entered this evening's matchup with a American League-best batting average of .350, just .001 ahead of teammate Xander Boegarts' mark of .349. His OBP of .417 is a thousandth of a point shy of fellow Red Sox David Ortiz's .418 for tops in the AL, while he sits second in the league and behind only Ortiz in slugging percentage at .625. It's been a lot of fun seeing him play so well and put together this streak, and he's sure to be bound for a first-ever All-Star appearance on July 12 in San Diego.