How much energy do you really put out there? I don't steal bases. I don't run fast. I play first base.Evil Bert played 162 games in 2008 and 160 games in each of 2009 and 1010.
Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-3 on Sunday (with a home run) and is 8-for-13 in his last four games. He is hitting .444 in 25 spring at-bats.
I knew a while ago, coming into Spring Training, that I was ready to go. It's no surprise to me.Terry Francona:
If [Ellsbury] gets on base at a higher percentage, that's way more important than hitting home runs. If he can be a guy who gets on base at .380, .400, that's more important.Ellsbury has a .344 career OBP.
Boston is playing the Yankees tonight. Former Yankee Alfredo Aceves has shut out New York on 21 pitches through two innings. PeteAbe: "Why can't the Yankees get pitchers like this?"