BOSTON (CBS) — Jackie Bradley singled in the fourth inning of the Red Sox’s 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night, extending his hitting streak to 29 games. He is only five games away from matching Dom DiMaggio’s franchise record of 34 consecutive games.
Bradley is doing his best to block the hitting streak out of his mind, as the attention is sure to grow with each game as he approaches 30-plus games in a row.
“I don’t think about it until I’m reminded about it,” Bradley said Wednesday night. “Honestly, like I constantly say, if it ends tomorrow or today, it doesn’t matter. I just want to continue to keep swinging the bat well and keep winning.”
He is sure to be reminded about it a lot more after Thursday night if he can cross the 30-game mark, which would tie Nomar Garciaparra’s 30-game hit streak during his rookie year in 1997. He is still a long, long way from even sniffing Joe DiMaggio’s major league record 56-game hitting streak, but he stands to rise up the list rapidly – and gain national attention – if he can approach 35-40 games.