Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ellsbury Out Again Today; Jackie Bradley In CF

Despite manager John Farrell's optimistic assessment of Jacoby Ellsbury's injury status, the center fielder will sit out Sunday's rubber match against The Evil Ones. Daniel Nava (4 for 5 with 4 RBIs on Saturday) will again lead off and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (3 for 5 on Saturday) will hit ninth and play center. This is most likely an overly cautious move by the Red Sox, but, given Ellsbury's injury history, you can never make assumptions like this. Clay Buchholz goes for his eighth victory against no defeats.