Considering the distance he had to travel to reach the ball, the moment in the game and the awkward fence in the triangle, Bradley made a catch that could be on highlight reels for years to come. "He was taken out of it by the returning runner". There were hints the Yankees were also paying attention to Frazier, though they haven't expressed a strong desire at third base and are more concerned about first base (as well as the rotation and bullpen). Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts told reporters watching the play made the hair on his arms stand up. Just hit it to the wrong part of the park and to the wrong center fielder. A lot of different things have got to go the right way.
"We probably gave one away (Friday), and we also probably stole one", Girardi said. Those are the type of plays that rarely happen.
"Everything has to go right", Bradley said. Trying to gauge it.
"The angle of the wall makes it a little more hard. I got to about three steps and then I turned around and looked at it and that's when I started to time up my steps to be able to make the leap at the exact same time as I was building momentum to get to the wall". Not just because it's the deepest part of the park, but because that's Bradley's territory.
"Once I saw him start timing it, I figured he had a chance to catch it". Not jumping too high to kind of changing eye levels. Many went more than 450 feet, four sailed beyond 500 and at least one scraped the roof of the retractable dome. Bumgarner made four quality rehab starts, striking out 16 batters with four walks in 16 2/3 innings and allowed just four hits.
Holliday was looking directly at Moreland when Moreland loaded up to throw to second, and Moreland is at the very inside edge of the infield dirt-there is no way in hell Holliday could possibly have thought Moreland had already touched first base, right?
Even Judge himself got in on the praise.
Porcello spoke to NESN.com's Rachel Holt about the series versus the rival Yankees and more during a Facebook live Monday night.
"They're both pretty special", Bradley said.
"Everybody understands if they do get traded now, it's to a team that hopefully is in the mix to be in the playoffs, " Frazier said over the weekend.
Next time he's in Fenway, though, he may not want to hit it to center. "I know as a kid, I always wanted to make Top-10 plays". "My mom was, 'Congratulations, it's been fun watching you play.' My dad was like, 'I'm not surprised".