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Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Second Basemen, J.D. Martinez

As we wait another day for the Red Sox to clinch the AL East, read about Jackie Bradley Jr’s offense and defense, along with a generation of great second basemen on one team and a sudden lack of non-J.D. Martinez power

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I had something all typed up on the Nathan Eovaldi revenge game, but then the Yankees scored three runs in the seventh inning last night. The American League East clinch party has therefore been rescheduled. (Hopefully to tonight). Now to the links.

Jackie Bradley Jr. has always been a guy who can go on a run offensively. He’s in the middle of one of those right now. (Sean Penney; BoSox Injection)

But of course it is JBJ’s super natural defensive senses that make him a star. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Dustin Pedroia. Brandon Phillips. Ian Kinsler. These are some of the best second basemen of the last 15 years and they are all members of the Red Sox right now. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)

Someone besides J.D. Martinez has to start hitting some home runs. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Sean McAdam points out the potential loss of the ace pitching duel in an era of starting pitching experimentation. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Baseball cards are windows into the sport’s history. Today’s view is of the 1978 pennant race ... which didn’t turn out so great for the Sox. (Bruce Markusen; Hardball Times)