Jacoby Ellsbury has had a rough time since coming off the disabled list last week, but if Monday afternoon's game is any indication, he may be getting back to his usual self.
Batting in the ninth spot in the finale of a four-game series with the Yankees, Ellsbury went 1-for-2 with a walk. He was also hit by a pitch.
More importantly, Ellsbury was able to do what he does best, stealing four bases in the game. In doing so, he tied a team record, which was set by Jerry Remy on June 14, 1980 against the California Angels. Remy went 2-for-4 that day with a walk and two runs scored in a 7-3 Boston victory.
The four steals brought Ellsbury's total to six in his injury-plagued season. His steal in the second inning came after his first hit since May 23, and the steal was his first since April 11.
Ellsbury raised his batting average to .194 and on-base percentage to .254, so he obviously has a long way to go to get where he nees to be. Monday's performance, though, is an indication that he's on his way.
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