Alex Rodriguez – the teammate

That transformation was never more evident than last night’s game between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. The Yankees had done something few teams have been able to do. They nicked up Justin Verlander for four runs in six innings. But Ivan Nova, through a series of unfortunate events. coughed up the lead and allowed the Tigers to go back up by two runs. The Yankees would trim the lead to one thanks to an error. This is where Alex Rodriguez begins to really shine.

After hitting a homer off of Verlander and driving in another run earlier, Rodriguez came up in the eighth and faced the really tough Joaquin Benoit. In a terrific at bat, Rodriguez took what Benoit would give him and laced an opposite field single. Good base running then took him to third on Robinson Cano‘s single through the first base hole. And this is where Alex Rodriguez, the teammate took over.

Mark Teixeira hit a deep fly to center.…

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Yankees get to Verlander, come back for 7-6 victory

At this point, a game of see-saw would break out over the lead. The Yankees clawed back a run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a leadoff home run from Alex Rodriguez, then added two runs in the fifth to take a 4-3 thanks to a two run homer off the bat of Russell Martin. That state of affairs wouldn’t persist for long, however, as the Tigers struck for three runs in the sixth. Nova allowed a leadoff double by Jhonny Peralta and then a single from Ryan Raburn to put runners on the corners with no outs. Raburn would would take second base on a wild pitch, and old friend Autin Jackson would bring both home with a double, putting Detroit up 5-4. Nova would get Brennan Boesch out on a liner to Nick Swisher in rightfield, but after issuing an intentional walk to Miguel Cabrera, Nova’s night was finished, as Joe Girardi called on Boone Logan with the left-handed bat of Prince Fielder waiting at the plate.…

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Game 19: Beat Verlander


The last time the Tigers met up with the Yankees was last year’s American League Division Series, and things didn’t end up so well. Now the Yankees are stuck in a 2 game losing streak where they’ve only scored 3 runs,...

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Hughes Too Predictable With Two Strikes

In his four starts of the 2012 season, Phil Hughes‘ best offspeed pitch has been his changeup, yet with 89 two strike counts in his favor, he’s thrown only 3 changeups. It feels like it’s happening more and more, and it’s something we’ve uttered his entire career, but the pitcher gives up too...

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