"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Awww, Bacon

Lean Back…

For the first part of the game tonight, the Yankees hit one fly ball after another deep into the outfield at Kaufman Stadium. They just didn’t hit anything hard enough or far enough to carry over the fence. Whole lot of warning track outs. Mark Teixeira kept the Yankees in the game with a series of brilliant fielding plays–leaping, diving, picking–and eventually the fly balls started to carry. Alex Rodriguez broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth with a solo home run to dead center. Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson added solo shots of their own and the Yanks were up by three.

The Royals scored a couple to make it a game but then Rodriguez hit a pair of two-run homers (another one to center—the “lean back” shot pictured above,  and finally one up in the water fountain in left field). That was more than enough to finish the Royals. All three of Rodriguez’s homers came off fastballs, low and over the plate.  And that’s the fourth three-dinger game of Rodriguez’s career. He DH’d tonight and now has 21 homers on the season, to go 97 RBI.

Final Score: Yanks 8, Royals 3.

[Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images]


1 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 11:15 pm

I thought you would go with "I'm The Magnificent"...

Lucy, I remember Lucy (the runs!) (I know, different song but still fitting)

2 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2010 12:47 am

[1] Loose Lucy?

3 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 15, 2010 8:12 am

It takes 25+ guys to make a great team.
But when one man, ARod.... is ARod....
it elevates this team to a different level.
(see: 2009 Post Season)

I don't know if ARod's hip is an issue. It seemed just fine last October, and there seems no reason why it should be worse now.
I don't know if he's been pressing. His .800 OPS was so extremely NOT ARod.
He ain't that old and still looks like he's in great shape.

Was last night an aberation, or has 2010 been the aberation?

Coincidence that Po and Grandy go deep after ARod sets the tone?

We have a great group of Professionals, but I believe they all look to ARod for greatness. ARod can carry this team, but I also think he drives it.

4 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2010 8:23 am

Alex Belth, jumping in with the pun headline! Move over, Hank and Diane.

Also, you forgot to mention that the bullpen again kicked butt, three scoreless, and they did it without His Moliness contributing.

I'm so confused! Which OldYanksFan is the real OldYanksFan?

5 The Hawk   ~  Aug 15, 2010 9:35 am

[3] Technically I guess they're both aberrations. But one will stay an aberration (relative, anyway) for sure, the other ... we'll have to wait and see.

I am now officially interested in A Rod getting to 30 HRs this year. He definitely can do it - but will he??

6 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 15, 2010 11:19 am

[5]--->[4] ? >;)

7 The Hawk   ~  Aug 15, 2010 12:13 pm

[6] ??? : 0

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