But when Bradley is in center, you can never assume anything. He raced back, jumped out and made a jaw-dropping grab with his arm outstretched over the bullpen.
The Fenway crowd was still roaring for quite a while even after the catch.
Price gave Bradley a huge smile, struck out Matt Holliday and headed to the dugout with the 3-0 lead intact. Craig Kimbrel relieved Price in the ninth and completed the first shutout of the Yankees this season. The Red Sox’s win earned them a split of the day-night doubleheader. New York won the matinee by the same 3-0 margin.
The blast by Judge had a 94 percent hit probability and was a perfect barrel, based on the exit velocity (107.5-mph) and launch angle (32 degrees). According to Statcast™, such a hit is a home run more than nine out of 10 times.