Bradley went 2-for-4 with his 26th home run of the season Tuesday in Baltimore. Bradley adjusted after flying out to the center field track in the second inning, taking Orioles starter Kevin Gausman deep in the fourth inning. He has heated back up with five long balls since Aug. 31 after managing just one extra-base hit, a double, in the preceding 11 games.
Bradley went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a three-run homer in Boston's 11-8 win over Toronto on Sunday. An August swoon took a bite out of Bradley's batting average -- he's down to .274 after sitting at .302 on July 27 -- but given the dismal bat he showed between 2013 and July of 2015, most observers would have taken a season average of .274 and his elite defense. To have him knock 24 homers and drive in 83 runs in the process, well that's just gravy.
Bradley homered, knocked in two, scored a run and walked twice in a 2-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Padres. Bradley finished August with a brutal .198/.274/.377 batting line, but he is showing some life over the past week. In his past six games, Bradley is 8-for-21 (.381) with two homers, a double, and a 3:4 BB:K. Bradley is still hitting a sharp .273/.353/.501 despite his rough August, and he's capable of rediscovering that form if he can continue to see the ball and hit for poweer.
Bradley went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Boston's 8-3 win over Kansas City on Saturday. Bradley has been in a free fall in August, dragging a .167 batting average (15-for-90) with 32 strikeouts in the previous 24 games entering Saturday's game. The slump was enough to drop him in the order to the No. 9 hole. His production Saturday night, coming off the white hot Danny Duffy of the Royals, could be the start of a turnaround.
Bradley will drop to ninth in the order for Saturday's game against the Royals. Bradley's prolonged slump has dropped him all the way to the bottom of the order as he's hit just .156 over the last 30 games and .080 over the last week. He'll have the tough task of trying to break out of that slump Saturday against Cy Young candidate Danny Duffy.