Bradley made his boast before the game commenced yesterday that he was going to "lay himself out" for Jones, and he did it. Charley pasted him so badly in St. Louis that Brad wanted to get even. Things are about square, we guess.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 3, 1876
On July 22, Jones had three hits in a 5-1 loss to the Brown Stockings. His third hit was lost in grass and Jones came all the way around to score. I guess Bradley was not especially happy with that and was gunning for Jones the next time he faced him.
In the August 1 game, Jones went hitless and struck out twice.