Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Big Night in Bronx for A-Rod is Initiation into Pinstripes

On Tuesday night, Yankee fans everywhere breathed a collective sigh of relief and warmly embraced Alex Rodriguez. This sudden love came on the heels of one of the greatest offensive performances in Yankees history. A-Rod's struggles at the plate with runners in scoring position abruptly ended with his 3 home runs (all 400+ ft) and 10 RBI. He essentially hit for an "RBI cycle," knocking a run in with a single up the middle, and belting a 2-run, a 3-run, and a grand slam homer. Entering the game hitting .280, the 4-for-5 outburst raised his average to .310 and gave him 7 homers and a league-leading 25 RBI on the season. Although A-Rod hit .286 with 36 HR, 106 RBI, & 28 SB last year, it was considered an inconsistent and underachieving season for the player many consider to be the best in baseball. On Tuesday, he finally lived up to the hype, as Yankee fans gave him a standing ovation after his final at-bat, a lineout to centerfield in the 8th. Needless to say, A-Rod appears to have earned his pinstripes.


At 1:11 PM , Anonymous SAF said...

Yeah, we'll see if he can keep it up...

At 12:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no doubt in my mind that he will keep it up. For example, did u see him today? Yea thats right, another jack. The only thing that needs to be done now is for the yanks to get their pitching staff working, and win some games

-Larry "Salvatore" Kinklish


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