Jacoby Ellsbury: Jacoby started the series off well, then began to have trouble getting on base. Reaching base 4 times and crossing the plate once is awful from the lead-off hitter when going up against a team like Texas.
The Bench: It only consisted of Salty and Sweeney and I am over-looking Ryan's 0-for-4. Salty's only start was a good one, going 2-for-4, with a homer to deep center. He mad a brief appearance in game 2 where he drew a walk in the 9th.
We saw the best pitching from the pen in game 2 where Padilla and Aceves combined from 2 scoreless. Melancon looked good in the first game, but the combo of Albers and Morales was awful and those two appearances are the primary contributors to the drop in value.