Red Sox vs. Indians
The Boston bench did not play a large role offensively in the ALDS, with Eric Hinske and Jacoby Ellsbury getting just three at bats between them. But Ellsbury could be a Dave Roberts-type difference-maker in the ALCS. The Indians bench supplied them with five hits against the Yankees, including two from old friend Trot Nixon, who could see some time against the righty-heavy Sox pitching staff.
On the bench
The Boston bench did not play a large role offensively in the ALDS, with Eric Hinske and Jacoby Ellsbury getting just three at bats between them. But Ellsbury could be a Dave Roberts-type difference-maker in the ALCS. The Indians bench supplied them with five hits against the Yankees, including two from old friend Trot Nixon, who could see some time against the righty-heavy Sox pitching staff.
(AP Photos)