I bet you guys thought I’d lead with a dig at Eduardo Scissorhands. Fooled ya. (I’ll get to him in a sec.)
Tonight’s game was all about Curtis Granderson and his three homers and five-for-five performance. He said after the game that he’d been working with Kevin Long earlier in the day. I sure wish Long could sprinkle his magic dust on Russell Martin. Anyhow, every time I see Grandy with that quick, line-drive swing that carries the ball into the seats I say out loud, “We won that trade, didn’t we.” Nothing against Austin Jackson, but wow.
Now, about Mr. Scissorhands. I did praise him the other night and he does have a nice offensive game, along with being fast on the bases. BUT he can’t keep making those idiotic throws! I mean come on. Could he put in more time with Mick Kelleher? Could he see a shrink? Something?
I love the way Hughes recovered from the error. He deserved the win. He was better tonight, just not great. Maybe this one will be a confidence builder and he’ll have a nice run from here on. Or not. Who knows.
Other favorite moments?
Soriano’s little skip off the mound after that last strikeout.
Robertson’s effectiveness without the usual Houdini drama.
Mo needing like three minutes to take care of business in the ninth. I laughed when Leiter and Kay worried that he might be rusty. Mo Rivera does not get rusty – ever.
On to Fenway.