October 20, 2007

Ellsbury In CF Tonight

Sean McAdam and Steven Krasner report that Jacoby Ellsbury will replace Coco Crisp (.143 in the ALCS and .161 in the post-season) in center field tonight. He'll bat eighth.

The Sox also considered putting Alex Cora at second base in place of Dustin Pedroia -- which would have moved Ellsbury to the leadoff spot.

The team has yet to make an official announcement on any lineup switch.

15 comments:

L-girl said...

That's my boy!

Amy said...

Now we're talking! I don't agree with putting Cora in though. Pedroia hit really well the other night. So I hope only the first part of that is true.

Colin said...

Yay to Ellsbury! Boo to possible switching Dusty for Cora! He's not better!

ish said...

Ellsbury = Yes
Cora = No

tim said...

WOOO JACOBY! BOO CORA!

Zenslinger said...

Ditto, ditto. I thought they might do this, finally, in CF. But there's no reason to take Dustin out.

Colin said...

In a repeat of last night's post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2YWHBFx3Zg&eurl=

Same message applies.

redsock said...

Manny buys you a new suit = more hits!

Andy said...

Was there any reasoning given for pulling The Midget for Cora? Completely out of ignorance here: If they want Lyndon to lead off then why can't Pedroia bat 8th?

redsock said...

I guess they thought Justin wasn't hitting, though he did get two hits in Game 5.

8th was where Coco was hitting so having Lyndon there keeps the rest of the lineup the same. Maybe having him there will help Lugo get a fastball he can hit.

L-girl said...

Oh yes: LBJ yes, Einstein no.

nixon33 said...

CORA FOR LUGO! NOT FUCK YEAH!

Colin said...

Well said Nixon, but we found out Lugo discovered the importance of bunting. Does Cora?

Colin said...

Correction: *Did Cora?*

Beth said...

as napoleon dynamite was heard to say, "YUSSS."