A.J. Ellis helps Dodgers to victory but still can’t find any Dodgers to drive him in
A.J. Ellis drove in the first Dodger run, and caught a shutout against the vaunted Red Sox offense, so he did his job on Saturday.
Last time we looked Ellis had gone 83 at-bats without scoring and was in fifth place for going scoreless by at-bats for LAD positional players. With an additional 10 at-bats, Ellis has moved past fellow backstop Steve Yeager into fourth place and is now barking at the heels of Len Gabrielson.
Ellis has now gone three full months without scoring a run which is no big deal if you don’t play, but Ellis is now over 90 at-bats without scoring a run. That is hard to do, even for a slow-footed catcher batting eighth.
At this point, the only way Ellis is going to score is to drive himself in with a home run.
- Camilli – 105 at bats / 18 hits / 6 walks
- Mike Scioscia – 96 at bats / 20 hits / 8 walks
- Len Gabrielson -95 at bats / 20 hits / 4 walks
- A.J. Ellis – 93 at bats / 18 hits / 10 walks
- Steve Yeager-86 at bat / 17 hits / 3 walks
- John Hale-80 at bats / 10 hits / 12 walks
- Wally Moon-78 at bats / 15 hits / 3 walks
- Jeff Torborg-73 at bats / 10 hits / 7 walks
- Juan Samuel– 73 at bats / 19 hits / 2 walks
- Don LeJohn – 72 at bats / 18 hits / 4 walks