Jacoby Ellsbury Heating Up As Red Sox Look to Inflict More Pain on Reeling Rays


Jacoby Ellsbury Heating Up As Red Sox Look to Inflict More Pain on Reeling RaysEditor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days.

Jacoby Ellsbury has had another injury-plagued season, and thus, his numbers are a far cry from 2011 when he warranted MVP consideration.

However, Ellsbury has shown signs of reverting to that form as of late, as he tries to end 2011 on a high note. 

The Red Sox center fielder has at least one hit in 12 of 15 games in September, and has really turned it on recently. He's hitting .382 in his last eight games to go along with a home run and six RBIs.

See the temperature report for the Red Sox and Rays below.

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, 88
Mauro Gomez, 77
James Loney, 72
Ryan Kalish, 72
Dustin Pedroia, 70
Ryan Lavarnway, 67
Pedro Ciriaco, 65
Mike Aviles, 64
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 62
Cody Ross, 62
Daniel Nava, 62
Ivan De Jesus, 54
Jose Iglesias, 53
Scott Podsednik, 49

Rays
Ben Zobrist, 79
Carlos Pena, 75
Rich Thompson, 72
Stephen Vogt, 72
Reid Brignac, 72
Jose Lobaton, 69
Elliot Johnson, 67
Sean Rodriguez, 67
Evan Longoria, 65
Chris Gimenez, 65
Ben Francisco, 65
B.J. Upton, 61
Jeff Keppinger, 60
Jose Molina, 58
Sam Fuld, 58
Desmond Jennings, 54
Ryan Roberts, 54
Luke Scott, 54
Matt Joyce, 48