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The Red Sox and Phillies continued their unique four-game series; the first two in Boston and the final two in Philly. The Sox made their first appearance in a National League park, thus shifting David Ortiz to the bench. It's always worth watching the Sox pitchers take some hacks at the plate too...especially Lackey
Besides the "solo-shot" night, both offenses were relatively quiet. Jacoby Ellsbury got things started off with a bang, launching a triple to deep center. Pedroia followed up by driving him in with a sac-fly, allowing a quick lead for the Sox. Daniel Nava later sent one into the right field bleachers leading off the sixth.
Lackey was just okay tonight. He had some major trouble with the long-ball, as Howard, Brown (and later against Uehara), and Kratz all went yard. Given the fact they were all solo HR's, Lackey was pretty lucky tonight. He threw six innings, allowing six hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck out five on 98 pitches. If it even matters, Lackey at the plate grounded out to third and sacrificed to the pitcher.
Although he had more trouble tonight, old friend Jonathan Papelbon recorded his second consecutive save against his former team. Bradley Jr. was set down first with ease. Drew worked a walk during a quality at-bat, paving way for pinch-hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz, who narrowly missed a HR versus Papelbon last night, flew out to right field. Jonny Gomes stepped up next and delivered a very rare opposite-field hit, advancing Drew to scoring position.
At this point, it was clear Papelbon was not the same guy he was last night. Ellsbury added to the building comeback by placing a soft fly ball out of the reach of Phillies LF Domonic Brown, scoring Drew. A meeting on the mound took place prior to Nava stepping to the plate. However, the comeback was halted as Papelbon induced a grounder from Nava to end the game.
Side note: how about these Red Sox-Phillies games, eh? They seem to be flying by for the most part. Starting pitchers for both tonight's and last night's games have been moving very quick; which is a major plus for any fan watching.
Franklin Morales will make his first appearance of 2013 for the Sox, as the Phillies counter with Jonathan Pettibone. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.
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During last night's Boston Red Sox 9-2 victory over their interleague rival, the Philadelphia Phillies, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury broke the Red Sox team record for steals in a game with five. Ellsbury went 3-for-4 overall for the game with a walk. Today, as Pete Abraham reports in his Extra Bases Blog for Boston.com, Ellsbury will be scratched from tonight's lineup...
Getty ImagesJacoby Ellsbury's recent resurgence—including his Red Sox record five steals in a game last night—may be a sign that he's really paying attention to his upcoming free agency. Over the last week, Ellsbury is hitting .400, with four doubles, a triple and eight stolen bases. He's slugging .600 with an OPS of 1.071. Even without the power we saw in 2011, this...
David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes homered and Jacoby Ellsbury set a club record with five stolen bases as the Boston Red Sox routed the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on Thursday night.
Ellsbury added three hits and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had two doubles and three RBIs for the Red Sox, who enter this weekend's series against their AL East rival New York Yankees having won 11 of 16 games...
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from the starting lineup for the series opener against the New York Yankees because of a tight left groin.
Ellsbury stole a team record five bases during Thursday's 9-2 win at Philadelphia. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that Ellsbury felt the tightness during his final steal, in the eighth inning.
In case you haven't noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven't (anyone know that where that line is from?), Boston Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury set a franchise record with five stolen bases against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 9-2 win on Thursday night.
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And the Phillies must have been really...
Jacoby Ellsbury wreaked havoc on the basepaths with five steals while the offense pounded out 14 hits in a 9-2 win for the Boston Red Sox over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.
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Franklin Morales won his first start of the season for the Red Sox, but Jacoby Ellsbury stole the show — and a lot of bases.
Ells swiped five bags against the Phillies on Thursday night, and in doing so he set a new Red Sox team record. He also might have earned a little bit of revenge after he was plunked in the middle innings of the game, but who’s to say what does and doesn’t...
The Boston Red Sox pounced on Philadelphia Phillies pitching with four runs in the first inning and Jacoby Ellsbury set a team record with five stolen bases as the Red Sox beat the Phillies 9-2.“Single-handedly, he changed the game,” Boston manager John Farrell said of Ellsbury. “When you have that kind of base-stealing threat, it’s a huge asset.”Struggling to score runs...
4:14 p.m.: David Ortiz and Mike Napoli will flip-flop on Thursday. Napoli, who started Wednesday’s game, will get the night off, while Ortiz will play first base and hit cleanup.
Mike Carp will get another start in left field with a right-hander on the hill, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the dish for Franklin Morales’ first action of 2013.
The rest of Thursday’s...
AP Photo/Matt SlocumJacoby Ellsbury set a new Red Sox record by swiping five bases tonight and Boston moved out to a two-game lead over The Empire, beating Philly, 9-2. Ellsbury was on base five of six times with three singles and—after he was hit by a pitch—seemed on a mission to embarrass Philly on the basepaths. Boston used the long ball (David Ortiz, Jonny Gomes) and timely...
The Red Sox will technically go for a sweep on Tuesday night at a Fenway Park.
Fresh off of pounding the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a two-game series Tuesday night in Boston. The Sox are hoping to get an effort similar to Monday night where they defeated Philly 9-3. The two teams will then head to Philadelphia for another two-game set on Wednesday and Thursday.
Jacoby Ellsbury was the highlight of the night, setting a franchise record by stealing five bases in a single game. He stole second base four different times and third base once. Jumping coasts we saw Felix Hernandez continue to earn his fat salary as he pitched eight innings of one run ball. On the other end of the spectrum, RA Dickey and Brandon McCarthy continue to struggle in...
It was a stirring pregame ceremony at Fenway Park tonight as Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman and hero Carlos Arredondo threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the April 15 attack, threw to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from his wheelchair.
Arredondo threw to "Big Papi" David Ortiz. They also met...
Now that the Boston Red Sox are more than a quarter through this 2013 season let's take a look and make some early grades for their outfield. Obviously due to injuries, mainly Shane Victorino, there have been numerous players who have played in the outfield for the Sox this year so we'll just focus on the main players who have been manning...
AP photo Laurence Kesterson
Yes, as the entire Nation — and anybody who happened to flip past ESPN tonight — knows, Jacoby Ellsbury stole the show on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, pacing the Red Sox to a 9-2 rout of the Phillies and a split of the four-game, home-and-away series.
Ellsbury went three-for-four at the plate...