After each series, we'll be taking stock in each player's...and maybe manager's...performance. If we like what we see, we're buyin'. If we don't, we're sellin'. Or maybe we'll just hold onto our stock until we see more next series.
Jacoby Ellsbury: I still can't believe what a bounce-back year Ellsbury is having. Another solid series, batting .429 (6/14), with a home run, and 4 RBI. Ellsbury is now batting .320, with 16 homers and 58 RBI. Boy, those ribs healed nicely.
Dustin Pedroia: A career-high 21-game hit streak, .500 (6/12) in the series, with 2 doubles, and 2 stolen bases. Pedey has twice as many steals as Carl Crawford (20) and is only 8 behind Ellsbury. During his streak, Pedroia is batting .385, with 7 homers, 16 RBI, 35 hits, 8 doubles, 5 stolen bases. and 21 runs scored. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Adrian Gonzalez: It may be safe to say that he is getting back to where he left off. A .455 (5/11) showing in the series, with a double and 4 RBI. Haven't seen any homers recently, but they will come.
Josh Beckett: 7 hits, 1 run, and 7 K's and dropped his ERA down to 2.07 on Saturday. He is unbreakable right now, and I'm lovin' every minute of it.
Kevin Youkilis: Youk went 3-for-10 in the series and hit a home run on Sunday. He is still hovering in the .280's range and has not taken over yet. There is a streak in the future...but when will it come?
Carl Crawford: Yeah he did go 5-for-12, good for a .417 average, but I still want to see more. I want consistency. We'll see how the Royals treat him.
John Lackey: He has shut me up for a little while. He had a great outing on Friday, scattering 8 hits, and giving up only 1 run over 7 innings. Give me another one of those, or better, then I'll buy.