Defense has never been an issue for Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

Instead, the question marks were on offense. However, he answered those questions and then some in his last 29 games. He had a .333 batting average with 19 extra-base hits and 25 RBIs during that span.

“With the offense what I think Jackie’s got to think about is that he’s got to be able to read the ball more than anything else and hitting mistakes,” NESN’s Jim Rice said on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before Boston hosted the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. “That’s what he’s doing right now.”

Hear more from NESN’s Tom Caron, Steve Lyons and Rice and WEEI’s Rob Bradford in the video above.

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