Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Catch Of The Year, Jonny Gomes Hit In Face By Baseball, And Red Sox Rookies Look Just Fine

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox’ youth movement is in full swing, with the team starting five rookies Wednesday night. It was the earliest in a season the Sox had that many fresh faces in the lineup since 1952, so it’s clearly an unfamiliar July scene at Fenway Park.

Yet if the effort displayed by Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts was any indication of what’s to come this summer, I don’t think any fans are going to have a problem watching the kids play.

The first outstanding rookie play came in the top of the second inning. Rubby De La Rosa delivered an 0-2 breaking ball down and away to White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers.

Flowers went down and got it, putting a charge into a ball that looked headed toward the gap in right-center field.

It was then that everybody witnessed why so much praise has been heaped…

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