Thursday, September 01, 2011

Red Sox 9 Yankees 5

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run home run in the sixth to help fuel a major Boston Red Sox victory last night by a score of 9-5.. Ells is batting .313 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs. Not bad for a guy who bats lead off. He never ever hit it over the Green Monstaer. Ells said this last night...

“That was pretty cool. I’ve wanted to do that.’’

On a field full of MVP candidates, Ellsbury stood tallest. He is now hitting .313 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs from the leadoff spot. That's AMAZING!

With 27 games remaining, Ellsbury is one run shy of his career high of 98. He also had his 35th double last night. The home run was the first he has hit to the opposite field in his career and only his eighth off a lefthander. Here's PIedey...

“He’s been great all year long. There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field,’’ teammate Dustin Pedroia said. “We’re glad he’s on our team. He’s a force at the top of the lineup.’’

That was a wonderful moment in the middle of a victorious effort for Boston. Oh yes it was. Today, AJ Burnett goes for the Yankees and Jon Lester, our best with Josh Beckett, takes the mound for the Red Sox. I like that pair going against each other. If Jon can stay out of early inning troubles, as he's been lately, the Yankees should leave Boston with a loss. GO SOX.