Jacoby Ellsbury stressed that he takes the same approach to batting in the nine-spot as he does when batting leadoff, but hitting in the bottom of the order yielded much different results in Monday's game against the Yankees.
Ellsbury, who has batted in the leadoff spot since his return last Tuesday, was moved to the bottom of the order for Monday's afternoon matchup, and his performance reminded Red Sox Nation just what he is capable of. The speedy outfielder got on base three times and tied a team record for stolen bases with four.
NESN's Heidi Watney grabbed Ellsbury for a postgame interview and asked if he felt pressure when hitting at the top of the order so soon after his return from injury.
"That's part of it, coming back," Ellsbury said during Red Sox Extra Innings. "When talking with Mags [batting coach Dave Magadan], we're not trying to change my approach. I did the exact same thing today and I got different results."
To hear Ellsbury's entire postgame interview, check out the video below.