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If this is the real Jacoby Ellsbury, he’s pretty damn good.
Ellsbury was the subject of a lot of chatter before this season. We all knew that he was entering his contract year, but his career path made it nearly impossible to predict his future. It seems like as this season gets deeper, we’re gaining a clearer picture of Ellsbury’s true colors, and it’s becoming more and more obvious that he’s one of baseball’s more dynamic players.
Ellsbury racked up four hits and led the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Royals on Saturday. He smacked a pair of RBI doubles, added two singles, stole a base and provided his usual fantastic defense. It was the latest solid effort in what has been an excellent season for the 29-year-old center fielder.
Ellsbury is now hitting .305 with seven home runs, 43 RBIs and a .366 on-base percentage. He leads the majors with 42 stolen bases, and he has only been caught four times, which is good for a 91.3 percent success rate.
The impressive skill set is nothin...
BEST OF MAXIM
Clay Buchholz is finally starting to show signs of life again.
Buchholz threw a bullpen session on Friday (40 pitches), and had this to say afterwards according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, “I threw more intense today. I threw all my pitches. I felt good last time out, too, but that was the first step. We’re going to keep trying to progress.”
That’s a good sign, and with...
The Red Sox made a few roster moves prior to Saturday’s game.
Will Middlebrooks has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, while Brandon Snyder has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow ulnar neuritis. Franklin Morales has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for him, Pedro Beato has been optioned to Pawtucket.
Middlebrooks’ major league...
Eric D. Schabell
Xander Bogaerts is nothing short of phenomenal.
The number six prospect in MLB, the undisputed number one prospect of the Red Sox, he has been bashing on the door for some time now.
There are issues right now after the Jose Iglesias trade, where short stop opened up, questions around the platoon of three players at third, and the continued...
This may surprise you, but the Red Sox tandem of Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder at third base lately wasn't exactly the most productive effort in Major League Baseball.
Perhaps noticing that fact, Sox General Manager Ben Cherington pulled the trigger today and called up Prodigal Third Baseman Will Middlebrooks from Triple A Pawtucket. The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham notes...
Will Middlebrooks rewarded the Red Sox with a nice effort in his first game back in the majors. Before the game, however, manager John Farrell was forced to answer questions about why Middlebrooks ultimately got the nod over top prospect Xander Bogaerts.
Farrell said before Saturday’s game that Middlebrooks, who played in 53 games with the Red Sox earlier this season before being...
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As the intensity of the Major League Baseball season begins to heat up, the Boston Red Sox have positioned themselves as one of the favorites to claim the American League pennant.
Going forward, there are still a few question marks, none bigger than the rotation. Red Sox Nation received a minor scare when John Lackey rolled his ankle on the Minute...
The Boston Red Sox lead the Majors with 24 series wins this season. They won’t be able to pick up No. 25 but they can earn a split with the Kansas City Royals and after losing the first two games, that would feel like a win.
Boston (71-48) and John Lackey will try to do just that today in their finale of the season against Kansas City (60-54...
Now that Jake is gone I am still following each outing and all. His first with the Boston Red Sox was a typical Jake outing.
Boston played against the Arizona Diamondbacks and The Red Sox won by a score of 5 – 2. Jake’s Stats were as follows: He faced 26 batters throwing 99 pitches with 65 of those strikes
Innings Pitched - 7.0
Hits – 4
Runs – 2
Earned Runs - 2
Eric D. Schabell
This problem is not going to change by itself.
Using Brock Holt is not working.
Brandon Snyder can't seem to get it done either.
Platooning Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder has not been effective.
With Xander Bogaerts out performing Will Middlebrooks at Pawtucket, there seems to be only one solution, call him up sooner rather than later...
Red Sox Showdown is an occasional feature that pits two Red Sox Life contributor's in a one-on-one debate. This week RSL writer's Ben Whitehead and The Guru tackle the topic of what to do with Jacoby Ellsbury.
Ben Whitehead: Sign him up.
Find me a better center fielder that is on the market and maybe then I will agree to let Jacoby Ellsbury walk.
First off, there isn&...
The Red Sox and Royals don’t have much of a rivalry. Don’t tell that to Alex Gordon or Billy Butler.
Gordon and Butler have both been extremely tough on Boston over the years, and after another successful series by the Royals sluggers, they’re really starting to pad their reputation as Red Sox killers.
Gordon led the charge Sunday as the Royals took down the Red Sox 4-3 in...
6:52 p.m.: The Red Sox’ offense was completely shut down Thursday. The unit could receive a boost Friday, however, as David Ortiz returns to the lineup after a night off.
Ortiz had back-to-back four-hit games Tuesday and Wednesday before being held out of Thursday’s contest. He has been on fire of late, and he also has had plenty of success against Royals starter Ervin Santana...
11:12 a.m.: Ryan Lavarnway will get the start behind the plate Sunday. He’ll bat eighth, while Will Middlebrooks will bat out of the No. 9 hole for the second straight game.
Check out Sunday’s complete lineups below.
Red Sox (71-48)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Daniel Nava, LF
Mike Napoli, 1B
Stephen Drew, SS
Ryan Lavarnway, C