Found September 03, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
The Guru Contributing Writer As the Red Sox begin the final month of the season with a 5 1/2 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East, the team appears destined for it's first playoff appearance since 2009. In today's RSL Poll we debate the Red Sox MVP candidates. Jacoby Ellsbury: In a contract year, Ellsbury is making a run at a very large contract. Ellsbury is hitting .297, with 87 runs scored, 50 RBI, seven home runs and leads the league in triples (9) and stolen bases (51). Ellsbury has proved to be one of the better centerfielder's in the game today. David Ortiz: Coming off an injury marred 2012, there were questions whether Ortiz could still hit and stay healthy. Big Papi has done both. Ortiz is batting .312 and leads the team with 24 homers and 85 RBI. With two more hits, Ortiz will become the 39th player in major league history with 2,000 hits, 400 homers and 1,400 RBIs. So goes Big Papi, so goes the Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia: After signing...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

David Ortiz Keeps Adding to Red Sox Legacy, Says Joining Boston Was ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me’

BOSTON — David Ortiz signed with the Red Sox as a free agent on Jan. 22, 2003. Things have never been the same. Ortiz drilled two home runs and collected his 2,000th career hit as part of the Red Sox’ 20-4 blowout victory over the Tigers on Wednesday. Throughout the eventful evening, the Fenway Faithful showed Ortiz the same support that has made his 11 seasons in Boston so productive...

Boston Red Sox Weekly: Clicking

AL East Standing: 1st Weekly Record: 8-3* Current Record: 82-56 (Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.) *(Obviously this is their record of the last two weeks, where they went 4-2 and 4-1 respectively. I put that there as I had to skip a Weekly because...

David Ortiz Joins 2000 Hit Club (VIDEO)

The Guru Contributing Writer It was quite a night for Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz as he belted two home runs and recorded his 2000th career hit. Ortiz, already the all-time leader for hits by a designated hitter, doubled to center field in the sixth inning for hit number 2000. Big Papi received a lengthy ovation from the Fenway Faithful. Ortiz had two of Boston's club...

David Ortiz powers past hit No. 2,000

The David Ortiz show was in high definition last night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox designated hitter went 3-of-5 with two home runs and four RBI and in the sixth inning of the 20-4 stampede over the Detroit Tigers — a potential playoff preview — Ortiz collected his 2000th career hit with a double off the base of The Wall in left-center field. Ortiz made it to second standing...

Jacoby Ellsbury Not in Red Sox Lineup, Shane Victorino to Hit Leadoff and Play Center Against Tigers

Jacoby Ellsbury has some good numbers against Detroit Tigers ace and Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer. However, when Scherzer takes the Fenway Park mound Tuesday night, the first batter he see will not be Ellsbury. Instead, Shane Victorino will lead off for the Red Sox in the second game of a three-game set with the Central-leading Tigers. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s unclear why...

Shane Victorino, Jacoby Ellsbury Both Banged Up Against White Sox, But Neither Expected to Miss Time

BOSTON — The Red Sox held off the White Sox on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. But there was still a bit of concern, as both Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino were forced to leave the series finale. John Farrell delivered some good news following Sunday’s game, though. While both Ellsbury and Victorino were banged up in the 7-6 win, the Red Sox skipper said that both...

Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino Both in Lineup for Red Sox Despite Injury Scares, While Miguel Cabrera Out for Tigers

Shane Victorino and Jacoby Ellsbury will be coming in with battle scars, but they’ll be playing Monday afternoon against Detroit as the Tigers and Red Sox kick off a battle of marquee American League teams. The Red Sox have the best record in the American League coming in, but the Tigers aren’t far behind. They’ll be playing without defending MVP Miguel Cabrera, though, as...

Ortiz leads Red Sox to 20-4 romp

One after another, the baseballs cleared the fences at Fenway Park -- a franchise record-tying eight home runs in all for the Boston Red Sox. And David Ortiz led the way. The Red Sox homered twice and he also doubled for his 2,000th career hit on Wednesday night to lead the Red Sox to a 20-4 romp over the Detroit Tigers. ''I've never really seen that many happy faces...

Ortiz leads Red Sox to 20-4 romp over Tigers

David Ortiz hit two of Boston's eight homers and also doubled for his 2,000th career hit on Wednesday night to lead the Red Sox to a 20-4 romp over the Detroit Tigers. Will Middlebrooks hit a grand slam, Ortiz had an RBI double to reach the milestone and Daniel Nava added a two-run homer when Boston pulled away with an eight-run sixth inning. Ortiz homered again in the five...

Recap: Red Sox cling to lead to complete sweep

The Sox started off strong and never surrendered the lead as the completed the sweep of the Chicago White Sox with the 7-6 victory. Big Papi is doing a great job breaking out of his slump, as he drove in 3 runs, 2 on a double and the third on a single. His average has climbed 5 percentage points to .315 since the beginning of the series. Pedey followed his 0-fer night last night...

Papi wants to play for Farrell for the rest of his career

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer David Ortiz broke out of his slump during the Red Sox’s series against the White Sox in a very big way. And according to him, a lot of that had to do with manager John Farrell. "I went into his office the other day because he wanted to make sure I was doing OK," Ortiz said, according to MLB.com. "He does that all the time. When he...

Red Sox-Tigers Live: Ryan Dempster, Rick Porcello to Battle in Series Finale at Fenway

5:23 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury will return to the Red Sox’ lineup Wednesday. Ellsbury was out of the lineup Tuesday, as he’s dealing with a hand issue. John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game that Ellsbury isn’t completely over the ailment, but it’s something that the outfielder will continue to manage. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not be in the Red Sox’ lineup Wednesday...

RSL Poll: Greatest Boston Sports Star of All-Time

The Guru Contributing Writer After David Ortiz's historic night Wednesday, the questions have started: Is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer? Does Big Papi belong in the pantheon of Boston sports stars? Boston has been blessed with its share of stars over the years. The list could be 25 names long. The Mount Rushmore of Boston sports includes names like Russell, Bird, Brady, Flutie...

Tigers surrender eight homers in loss to Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz hit two of Boston's eight homers and also doubled for his 2,000th career hit on Wednesday night to lead the Red Sox to a 20-4 romp over the Detroit Tigers. Will Middlebrooks hit a grand slam, Ortiz had an RBI double to reach the milestone and Daniel Nava added a two-run homer when Boston pulled away with an eight-run sixth inning. Ortiz homered again...

Your Morning Dump...Where the Sox win another series, prepare to take on the Tigers

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The consistent Red Sox keep proving they can beat up the bad teams, as they did in their weekend sweep of the White Sox in a series in which they once again avoided the top pitcher on a team’s staff...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.