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Jul 21, 2014
Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer Monday versus the Rangers.

Gardner a steal for the Yankees

NEW YORK -- There was plenty of head-scratching when the Yankees signed Brett Gardner to a four-year, $52 million contract extension back in February, just a couple months after they had signed Jacoby Ellsbury for the next seven years at $153 million. Among the heads being scratched was my own, I must admit. What did the Yankees need Gardner for, I reasoned, when they already had Ellsbury, who was the same type of player, only, according to the numbers, a little bit better?
Rotoworld Jul 21, 2014

Jacoby Ellsbury hits fourth homer of month - Jacoby Ellsbury (OF) New York Yankees

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer Monday versus the Rangers.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 21, 2014

Reds let one fall in front of them

NEW YORK (AP) — A miserable weekend for the Cincinnati Reds ended with an embarrassing gaffe. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann's pop-fly single that dropped near three Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday.
New York Post Jul 20, 2014

Ellsbury solves Reds’ stud closer, then uses legs to help Yanks win

Facing Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman and his 102 mph fastball, the Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury explained, is just as much a mental exercise as physical. “Well, it just lessens your reaction...
Newsday Jul 20, 2014

Jacoby Ellsbury manages to catch up to Aroldis Chapman's heat

The first three pitches Jacoby Ellsbury saw from Reds lefthander Aroldis Chapman came in at 100 mph. The next two reached 102. Three of the next four were at 101.

Ellsbury, McCann beat Chapman's heat

NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman is baseball’s premiere flamethrower, possessing a fastball that averages greater than 100 miles per hour. On Sunday, he threw nine pitches to Jacoby Ellsbury, which registered 100, 100, 100, 102, 102, 101, 101, 101 and 101 on the radar gun. But the $153 million man wasn’t intimidated by Chapman’s heat. Leading off the ninth inning of a tie game, Ellsbury stroked an opposite-field single off Chapman, setting the stage for the New York Yankees to complete a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 19, 2014

Yankees 4, Reds 3: Two-out runs raise Mike Leake’s ire

NEW YORK (AP) — Two unexpected long balls from Brayan Pena were negated by one costly pitch from Mike Leake. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer off Leake, and the Cincinnati Reds couldn't muster much offense against starter David Phelps and the New York Yankees' bullpen in a 4-3 defeat yesterday night.

Rapid Reaction: Yankees 4, Reds 3

NEW YORK -- The Yankees (48-47) began the second half with a boost by their big free agent signings, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann, who provided all the RBIs. Hitting the Els out of it: In the fifth, Ellsbury unlocked a 2-2 game with a two-run homer. It was his seventh of the year. Pitching in: David Phelps continues to pitch well. On Friday, he went 6 1/3, allowing three runs (two earned). He gave up two solo homers among his six hits.
New York Daily News Jul 18, 2014
Jacoby Ellsbury home run lifts Yankees over Reds

Jacoby Ellsbury home run lifts Yankees over Reds

Now this is what the Yankees had in mind. After signing Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran for a combined $283 million this past winter, the Yankees expected the formidable trio to pace the offense on a regular basis.
River Ave. Blues Jul 18, 2014

Mailbag: Morneau, Cardinals, Ellsbury, Prospects

Got ten questions and nine answers for you this week. The best way to send us anything is through the Submit A Tip box in the sidebar. We get a ton of questions each week, so don’t take it personally if we don’t get to yours. Vinny asks: Obviously he’d have to get his at-bats […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogMailbag: Morneau, Cardinals, Ellsbury, Prospects The post Mailbag: Morneau, Cardinals, Ellsbury, Prospects appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Daily News Jul 14, 2014
Yankees Insider: Beat-up Jacoby Ellsbury takes swings at DH

Yankees Insider: Beat-up Jacoby Ellsbury takes swings at DH

Jacoby Ellsbury was the Yankees’ DH for Sunday’s series finale against the Orioles at Camden Yards.
Newsday Jul 13, 2014

Jacoby Ellsbury gets some rest, serving as DH

A "beat up" Jacoby Ellsbury received a half-day off Sunday night. Joe Girardi started the centerfielder, who had played in 90 of the first 93 games, at designated hitter to give his legs a break. "Physically, he needs it," Girardi said.

Notes: Ellsbury is 'beat up'

BALTIMORE -- Jacoby Ellsbury is DHing in the first-half finale, because, in the words of Joe Girardi, he is "beat up." “Physically he needed it," Girardi said. "He probably could have used it yesterday, but we decided to do it today instead. Those speed guys get beat up.” Jacoby Ellsbury #22 CFNew York Yankees 2014 STATS GM91 HR6 RBI42 R44 OBP.348 AVG.283 Ellsbury hasn't been much of a speed guy in recent days because he has not been running.

Pregame notes: Ellsbury at DH because “physically he needs it”

Joe Girardi said there’s no one particular injury that’s causing concern, but it’s no accident that Jacoby Ellsbury is getting a start at designated hitter tonight. “He just needed it,” Girardi said. “Physically he needs it.” Ellsbury had a day off before the start of this road trip. He’s since played 10 days in a […] The post Pregame notes: Ellsbury at DH because “physically he needs it” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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