GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

May 9, 2013

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — 26 for Papi

Going into Tuesday 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.

Jackie Bradley Jr. update

While Red Sox farmhand Jackie Bradley Jr. has been doing well in Pawtucket, averaging .302 through 11 games since joining the team on April 20, the PawSox have placed him on the 7-day disabled list (retroactive to May 4) with right biceps tendinitis.

The PawSox added outfielder Ronald Bermudez from Portland (AA) to take Bradley’s spot on the roster.

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.

Arrested twice

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young may have just taken the lead as the dumbest person in the NFL.

Young was arrested twice in a 15-hour period last Sunday, once for drunken driving just after midnight Sunday, and once for jumping the fence at an inbound lot to steal his own Mustang that was impounded after his arrest.

Young is the same player that punched a teammate in practice last season, purposely lined up in the wrong spot during a game to protest his lack of playing time and was frequently sent home from practice because of his attitude.

He also proclaimed on twitter to be better than former teammate Calvin Johnson, who just broke the NFL’s single season receiving yardage mark. It appears pretty safe to say that Young’s career in the NFL is over.

-Compiled by Bill Burt and Nick Curcuru