Found July 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury probably isn’t going to replicate his 2011 home run total any time soon. But the power surge he enjoyed that season might not be a total mirage, either. Ellsbury launched a leadoff home run over the bullpens in right field Friday to kick off what was eventually a 4-2 Red Sox win. It was just his fourth home run of the season, but three have come this month, and Ellsbury looks poised for a second-half uptick in the power department. Ellsbury, who has been producing at an All-Star level, upped his average to .308 with a 2-for-3 effort Friday, which is amazing considering he was hitting .241 and in jeopardy of being dropped down in the order on May 20. But while Ellsbury has been one of the Red Sox’ most consistent and productive players for the last two months, we’re just now seeing the power stroke rear its head. “He’s been in such a good place from a balance standpoint and his timing has been much more consistent,” manager John Farrell said following Friday’...
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