But the numbers in the second half of the season haven’t been pretty for A-Rod. Does he need a day or two off? “But at the same time, I’ve got to kind of get this thing under control and that’s the No. 1 goal and go from there“. “I don’t know if it would be the biggest game I’ve pitched”.
Grandmothers everywhere are the gatekeepers of the best burns, shade, and sass because they have no filter and frankly do not care what you think. My solution to this problem is to rest him for a game or two, because he honestly looks like a corpse out there.
New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, center, high-fives teammates after a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, September 22, 2015, in Toronto.
“As I told you”, he said after the Yankees lost the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader vs. the Orioles, and hours before they’d lose the second, “the one thing that’s probably more important than home-field advantage is the health of our players, and I’m not going to risk that”.
The former 15th overall pick in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks has a.251/.318/.421 slash line with 144 home runs and 486 RBI over his 10-year career. Not only that, but he was getting a few big hits against good pitchers, and helping-along with Mark Teixeira-to carry the offense which is still ranked among the top in the league, despite having disappeared over the last month or so.
The last time the Yankees were in the postseason, in 2012, a year in which the entire team batted a collective. Levine, of course, countered by saying the Yankees were no longer obligated to pay Rodriguez a $6 million bonus for hitting his 660th home run. The last two numbers don’t seem awful if you take away the. “I think it’ll be better next time”. He’s not the same player he was. There is even talk of him being in the running for Comeback Player of the Year. It’s hard to drive in runs with no one on.
Betances had a superb rookie season in 2014 and just kept going this season as their primary set-up man. He has just a 1.41 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 83 innings, with nine saves and 29 holds.
“Alex has had a fantastic season, maybe played a little more than he should have, but he had to play”, Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson said.
The victor of the game will play the Royals in the ALDS.