Jacoby Ellsbury: Put Me in the Game

jacoby Jacoby Ellsbury tied a record for most putouts, 12, by a centerfielder in a nine inning game, last night in Boston versus the Blue Jays. Ellsbury now shares this record with the late, Minnesota Twins Lyman Bostock, May 25, 1977, and Boston Braves Earl Clark, May 10, 1929.

Marco Scutaro, the first batter of the game, jumped on the second pitch he saw, lining it to Jacoby Ellsbury in center. Aaron Hill drove the first pitch he saw to the warning track, where Ellsbury hauled it in with an impressive over the shoulder catch. Before his night was through, Jacoby would snare a dozen flyballs, including the last out of the game.

“I could feel it a little bit in the legs. It’s just a day’s work, I guess,” said Ellsbury. “I’ll be feeling just the same tomorrow—feeling good.”

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