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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A-Rod's heating up

Alex Rodriguez, with his 3-for-4 and a home run performance, has three home runs and 11 RBI in his last five games. Figures he, along with the rest of the team, start heating up now. The Yankees have won five of their last seven games. Where was this when it mattered?

Carl Pavano couldn't get out of the fifth inning, but the Yankees' offense was able to carry them on this night. Edwar Ramirez was awarded the victory - his fifth of the season - and Phil Coke had another impressive outing (two perfect innings).

The Yankees, with Darrell Rasner on the mound, will look for the sweep tomorrow evening.

On a side note, Rodriguez's ninth-inning home run brought about instant replay for the first time in Major League Baseball history. The delay totaled a little over two minutes.


raven said...

First Instant Replay and No.12 on the all time home run list in the same night?
Baseball history is madly in love with A-Rod.
It seems both Ramirez and Veras really need a good long reat.

John102355 said...

I was really impressed with the speed and accuracy of the instant replay. They only took a couple of minutes, whereas an argument could have gone on for 15 minutes or so.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Agreed. It was nice to see the whole process run smoothly. The games are long enough as it is. However, getting the call right is most important.

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