Jonny Gomes is at it again…
From the AP (via Yahoo):
Ellsbury, who started the game in left and moved to center after Coco Crisp was ejected following a benches-clearing brawl in the second inning, dove to his right and rolled his wrist while making the grab. He walked off the field, holding his right hand, with manager Terry Francona and trainer Paul Lessard.
Red Sox spokesman John Blake said X-rays were taken at Fenway Park. The X-rays were negative and Ellsbury is day to day.
Kevin Youkilis entered the game in right field and J.D. Drew moved to center.
Crisp charged the mound after he was hit on the right hip by Rays starter James Shields. The two were ejected along with Tampa Bay DH Jonny Gomes, who raced from the dugout, jumped on a pile and threw punches at Crisp.
Never mind Coco “How am I still in Boston” Crisp, that Jonny Gomes is a class act, huh? I wonder if they’ll take his history into account when penalizing him? He seems to jump into situations that have nothing to do with him (he’s more of an escalator than an enforcer). Oh yea, so while Boston and Tampa Bay beat up on each other, they’re actually helping the Yankees maintain an even keel in the AL East. Boston’s even doing some of our dirty work for us, taking the wind out of Tampa’s sails (they’re winning 7-1).
UPDATE – Apparently, even the Sox were fighting within their own dugout (Manny Ramirez VS. Kevin Youkilis). I wonder what that was about? It was right after a big bottom of the 4th and I know Manny got on base and drove in a couple while Youkilis was out (but that doesn’t seem like it would have anything to do with it). Both players were unavailable for comments afterwards.