Bradley was used as the DH in his last three games, going 6 for 12. After a fast start with the Red Sox, he was sent down after batting just .097 (3 for 31). He is 14-for-43 with Pawtucket.
Doyle still steady
While former Salem star Terry Doyle started out hot in Pawtucket, going 2-0 over his first three starts, he has slowed down since, losing his last two starts to drop to 2-2.
But there is a caveat. While he struggled mightily against Columbus on April 28, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings, he took the loss (4-1) versus Durham when he allowed only two earned runs, both in the first inning. The first four batters got on base and he fell behind 2-0 with no outs. A throwing error made it 3-0 and he didn’t allow another run through the rest of his five-inning stint.
Doyle, who pitched at Boston College, has a 3.01 ERA.
26 for Papi
Going into last night’s game with Minnesota, David Ortiz has hit safely in a career-high 26 straight games dating back to July 2, 2012. He’s hit at a .430 clip (40 for 93, 11 doubles, 6 homers, 23 RBI, 17 walks) with a .514 OBP and .742 SLG.
It is the longest active streak in the majors and the longest hit streak by a Red Sox since Manny Ramirez’s 27-gamer in 2006.
Merrimack player wins top honor
Putting an exclamation point on what has already been one of the most memorable years in program history, Merrimack baseball senior Casey Cotter, of North Hampton, N.H., has been named the Northeast-10 Conference MVP, becoming the second Warrior in program history to earn the honor.
Cotter has spearheaded the Merrimack offense with a league-leading .419 batting average.
The leadoff hitter also leads the NE-10 in on-base percentage (.508), is third in the league in hits (65), and fourth in slugging (.535).