The Baseball Desert

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Eric Hinske SHow

I hate to be packing my bags to leave, but what a way to finish the trip. On a night when our big-name pitcher struggled, the hero turned out to be our backup outfielder:

(photo: Boston Globe)

Up until that point, the bleachers had been getting on Hinske for a couple of balls he could have caught earlier in the game, but all that was forgotten when he laid out for that spectacular catch in the fifth inning.

And, of course, not only did he not exit the game after leaving the imprint of his chin on the warning track, he cracked the game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh.

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