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The Man of “Steal”: Jacoby Ellsbury Sends Yankees’ Season into a Tailspin

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Yankees had just suffered two of the more demoralizing defeats of their young season at the hands of the Boston Red Sox.

Making things worse was the fact that the losses mimicked the emotional and physical collapse of the 2004 ALCS. Worst of all, New York lost each game in a new and different manner.

Game One was supposed to display the ability of the Yankees lineup to grind out at-bats, forcing Jon Lester off the mound innings earlier than he had hoped.

It was supposed to be an uplifting and slightly ho-hum victory, setting the tone for the rest of the weekend.

Instead, even the most bulletproof member of the Yankees bullpen was not immune to a contagious disease debilitating the pitching sta...

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