New York Yankees’ center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury straight up stole home to perhaps give his offense the spark it needs.
Matt Moore was on the hill pitching from the wind-up with absolutely zero attention on the speedy outfielder on third.
On a 3-2 pitch to Brett Gardner, Ellsbury broke for the plate and dove to make it a successful attempt.
It was Ellsbury’s fifth stolen base of the year, and the first Yankee to steal home since Derek Jeter did it back in 2001 against the Baltimore Orioles.
Ellsbury’s last steal of home took place against his current team when he was a member of the Boston Red Sox. In a game at Fenway Park in 2009, he stole home off Andy Pettite.
We've seen Jacoby Ellsbury straight steal home on Andy Pettitte, and now he does it as a Yankee! LETS GO! pic.twitter.com/2tFO6aGzN5
— Bronx Bombers (@BronxBomberBlog) April 23, 2016
Jacoby Ellsbury's steal of home was the first straight steal of home by a Yankee since Derek Jeter on May 5, 2001 at Baltimore.
— Yankees Gameday (@NYYGameday) April 23, 2016
Ellsbury once stole home on Andy Pettitte when he was with the Red Sox. Now he's victimized Moore. Exciting play
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) April 23, 2016