Melky Cabrera scampered out of the dugout wearing high socks last night. He skipped over the right-field foul line and started his pregame warm up as Bobby Abreu smiled and Alex Rodriguez clapped his hands and shouted encouragement.
Cabrera always brings energy to the field and his one-for-two night at the plate was only part of the story. He ran down a deep drive to center by Kevin Millar in the second inning and a shot to the gap in right by Aubrey Huff in the fourth.
He had to pull one of his pants’ legs back over his high socks after putting away the out on Huff.
Javier, who watched from the bleachers, was still talking about that play after the game.
“The kid was running so hard after the ball that his pants fell down,” Javier said. “It’s that kind of energy that makes everyone love him.”
Cabrera robs hitters, nails runners, drives the ball to all fields, and circles the bases like he’s being chased by a pack of hungry wolves.
Javier smiled and clapped his hands and shouted:
“He’s High Energy!”