Friday, July 19, 2013

A-Rod's HR Gets Him One Stop Closer to the Bronx

A-Rod: In deep trouble and going deep

He's coming whether you like it or not. Barring a suspension invoked by Bud Selig over the weekend, Alex Rodriguez will be back with the Yankees on Monday. The controversial third baseman homered in four at-bats for the Scranton RailRiders Thursday night in the first of three rehab games at the Triple-A level.

After a good first at-bat that ended with a hard hit ball caught in right field, Rodriguez hit Louisville Bats' starter Chad Reineke's 3rd inning pitch over the fence in right-center for a 2-0 RailRiders lead. Scoring ahead of him was the kid who tried to fill his shoes at the Major League level, David Adams.

One inning later, A-Rod struck out swinging and capped his night by going to the right side again, this time a ground out to first base.

Reports are that he's moving slowly and does not look Major League ready. Hitting to the right side in three of his four at-bats may or may not be an indicator of a slow bat.

The soon-to-be 38-year old is now 6-32 (.188) combined between Tampa, Trenton, and Scranton. In addition to last night's long ball, A-Rod has one other home run and a double. He's walked just once and has struck out eight times.

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