Boston Red Sox

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Red Sox’ season may be on an agonizing death march, as they continue to languish at six games out of the AL Wild Card. But at least cool things can still happen in baseball, and Jackie Bradley Jr. did a pretty cool thing on Tuesday night at Coors Field.

Bradley launched the longest home run by a Red Sox player since MLB Statcast began tracking them in 2015 in the Red Sox’ 10-6 win over the Colorado Rockies. The center fielder turned on a 90-mph fastball from Rockies righty Rico Garcia and walloped it into the third deck.

Statcast measured the home run at 478 feet, with an exit velocity of 112.1 mph and a launch angle of 30 degrees.

Sports hub night show host Adam Jones seemed to come a little unhinged during Tuesday night’s Dong Report. The notorious Bradley critic had a little trouble projecting his voice when describing his record-setting homer.

As for the rest of the game, Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez also homered. Rick Porcello allowed two home runs in five innings to improve to 12-10, but unfortunately that qualifies as one of his best starts of an otherwise below-average season.

The Red Sox have won four out of five to get to 71-62 on the season, but the Oakland A’s remain in the second wild card spot with the Tampa Bay Rays only one game behind them. Boston gets four more games against Tampa, but doesn’t play Oakland or top wild card team Cleveland again.

Hope for the playoffs is bleeding away, so the best we can get from this team right now is impressive home runs. Bradley certainly delivered one of those.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.