Apparently 27-year old Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo, didn’t get the memo that leadoff hitters are supposed to get on base so the big guys can hit the home runs and rack up the RBIs.
As the Boston Herald reports, Ellsbury continued his magical, monstrous season on Tuesday night 3-1 win against division rivals Tamp Bay, Ellsbury launched a 1-1 changeup over the visitor’s bullpen in the third inning, his 21st home run of the season. It was a three-run shot that gave the Rox more then enough to notch the win.
Ellsbury’s season is already historic—he has more home runs then any player in Red Sox history with 30 or more steals. If Ellsbury keeps up this pace, he could have one of the most remarkable seasons for a leadoff hitter in Major League Baseball history. If he keeps up his current pace, he’s looking at finishing the season with a .313 batting average, 28 home runs, 104 RBI, 208 hits and 42 stolen bases.
We’ll keep tabs on Ellsbury’s incredible progress as the season winds down.