Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 4/1/13
The atmosphere surround this game may not have been on the same level as the 2004 ALCS but it sure felt like a lot was riding on today's Opening Day game against the Yankees. In reality it probably meant more to us, the fans, then it did to the organization as a whole, but after last year's regrettable and forgettable season today meant a fresh start for our beloved Sox team. Today's game displayed two very important facets of this Red Sox team: The offense can be extremely lethal and the bullpen is going to be a strength for this 2013 team. The offense was far from perfect today (especially the heart of the lineup), but the top and bottom of the batting order provided the spark needed to put runs on the board. Jacoby Ellsbury showed today why he's consider one of the best leadoff men in MLB. Ellsbury had 3 hits, 1 run and 2 RBI as the center fielder rebounded from a slow spring training start. Shane Victorino added 2 hits and 3 RBI in a winning effort against the rival Yankees ...
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