After being dealt to Oakland as part of the Andrew Bailey trade last December, Josh Reddick had the chance to deal the Boston Red Sox another regret on Monday night. The second-year outfielder did a pretty good job with his bat, clubbing a three-run homer off Clay Buchholz in an 11-6 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. He has four homers on the season.
As for his glove, Reddick will have to wait for the rest of the series to make a mark. Though he made a great effort on David Ortiz's second home run of the night, Reddick earned himself the lead spot on highlight reels with an amusing blooper tumble over the short fence in right center. Watch the video here:
For his part, Reddick took the fall in stride — pun most definitely intended — collecting his cap from a helpful member of the Red Sox bullpen and hopping back over to the right side of the wall.
"I scaled it pretty good, and when I jumped, it kind of jackknifed me in half, and that's all it needed to get a little tip of the glove and go over," Reddick said. "Tough break."
Reddick said he has practiced wall robberies "1,000 times in batting practice" but has yet to pull one off during a big-league game. But with A's pitching surrendering 52 runs over its last seven games in Fenway, we advise him to keep his head up.
It's probably only a matter of time until the 25-year-old gets another shot.