Jun 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) safely slides into third base after hitting an RBI triple during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Check Out This Catch By Jackie Bradley Jr.

It’s been a tough year for the Red Sox, who, despite being the defending World Series champions, entered this evening dead last in the American League’s East Divison at just 39-51, 10.5 games out of first place. It’s not likely that they’ll repeat barring a dramatic charge after the All-Star Break.

But at least they have this incredible play to hang their hat on.

Former South Carolina Gamecocks outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., a two-time NCAA champ while in Columbia and now playing with the Boston Red Sox (where he won a World Series last year), just made this spectacular catch in right center during Boston’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.

Take a look and decide for yourself whether or not it’s one of the best catches of the 2014 Major League Baseball season:

Bradley is hitting just .220 with a home run and 24 RBI in his sophomore season, but great defensive plays like the one he made tonight will only help his cause in what’s otherwise been a fairly forgettable season for him and his team.

But I’m sure he’d like it if the team would string some wins together, as well.

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