Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off' is the key to A.J. Ellis' postseason dominance
A.J. Ellis had a tough 2014 regular season. The Dodgers’ starting backstop rolled his ankle during the celebration following Josh Beckett’s no-hitter back in May and things didn’t get much better from there. He ended up missing a big chunk of the season and hit just .191 with only 12 extra-base hits in 93 games.
But through the first two games of the NLDS against the Cardinals, Ellis is 5-for-8 with a double, a home run, four runs scored and three RBIs thanks in large part to a four-hit performance in Game 1. Who’s responsible for Ellis’ offensive resurgence?