Best thing about last night’s game: That ovation for Cabby when he stepped to the plate in the first. Is there anyone who cultivated such a beloved persona in such a short time in this town? I mean, beside Cliff Floyd? I have a feeling that when all is said and done, the number of applause minutes Cabrera racks up at Fenway will outweigh his actual playing time here. And I’m fine with that.

Worst thing about last night’s game: Everything else.