Just a day after Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second MLB start for the Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury came up big in Boston today.
Jacoby was 2-for-3 with a homer. He also made a great catch in the fifth. He was truly doing it all in Boston tonight.
And when I say he did everything, I'm not kidding around.
He had this to say about his homer that landed in the Boston bullpen in the fourth.
"It was very exciting," Ellsbury said. "You know, I wasn't really trying to do too much with it, just try to hit it where it's pitched and hit it hard. ... He left a changeup up in the zone, and I was just hoping [Nick] Markakis wasn't going to catch it.
"It's kind of an exciting day when we can send out some young kids right in the middle of a pennant race and be excited about it," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "Their impact of the game was everywhere. That's a really good feeling. Sometimes you get in positions where guys are beat up and you're playing people. But when you've got young guys coming up and you're excited about them helping you win, that's a good feeling."
Update [2007-9-3 0:39:18 by Jake]: Jacoby's catch was the #1 web gem on Baseball Tonight.