The Bronx Is Vernon?
Those were John Sterling’s calls, apparently, not mine. I was watching on ESPN. In any case, the Yankees got their first homers of the season from these two.
It wasn’t enough.
Not only did the rest of the team fail to look alive at the plate, but chalk up yet another injury, this time to Kuroda. Very relieved that the x-rays of his finger were negative, but I’m guessing he’ll miss a start (it’s cold, he’s old, the Yankees will be cautious). I do wish pitchers could refrain from reaching for balls. I know it’s a reflex, but it almost always ends badly.
The only remotely interesting thing about the game was Adam Warren, who mostly excelled in long relief.
Oh, wait. The other remotely interesting thing was their bullpen guy, Andrew Miller.
(As the Globe’s Pete Abraham said, he looks like Tom Hanks in “Castaway” with all the hair.) Why did he plunk Ben Francisco, who was pinch hitting for Ichiro? Was it because Kuroda hit two Sox players while he was nursing a bruised finger and, therefore, erratic? If so, how bizarre. Or was it because of some carry-over from last season? If so, how doubly bizarre since Miller had never faced Francisco. Maybe it was just the cold weather that got to Miller. But I sure wouldn’t want to see that big guy with the big fastball coming at me.
Notice how I didn’t say a word about Eduardo Scissorhands’ error? It really was a tough chance, so I’m giving him a pass this time.