Jacoby Ellsbury makes boneheaded play on bases
Jacoby Ellsbury had an embarrassing moment during the Boston Red Sox 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
Ellsbury was up with a man on first and one out in the top of the ninth. He hit into a fielder’s choice and the Dodgers got the force at second for the second out. Ellsbury was safe at first, but he lost track of the outs and began heading toward the dugout as if he thought the inning were over. The Dodgers saw him wandering off the bag and tagged him out to end the inning, keeping it as a 4-2 game.
Boston held on for the win, so it’s not like Ellsbury will be a goat or anything, but it’s always a poor reflection when a player makes a mental mistake like that. The only thing we can say for him is at least it wasn’t as bad as Juan Uribe’s blunder.