Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Ellsbury. Again.

It was another night I completed Trivia (this time at Josie Wood's), and the Red Sox and Indians were tied. It was also again the eighth inning and I vowed to stay one more inning to see what happens.

Jonathan Papelbon was again superb in a tie game in the ninth.

Again, it was in the lap of Jacoby Ellsbury to be the hero. And once again, he did not disappoint.

He hit a blast into the centerfield bleachers at Fenway to send everyone home happy. (Although I wasn't pleased to see that leap at home plate. Anyone remember what happened to Kendry Morales? Of course not. I always hold my breath when the Sox players are involved in this unnecessary home plate hijinx.)

A 4-3 win, but unfortunately victory number 200 once again alluded Tim Wakefield. He allowed all three runs in 6+ innings, on the day after his 45th birthday. Hang in there, Wake.

But the night belonged to Ellsbury, who continues to make his case as one of the best clutch hitters in the AL in 2011.

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