As we all know by now, in his last 5 games, Alex Rodriguez has come to the plate 21 times and has struck out 14 times (in those 21 PA).
If there’s good news for A-Rod here, it’s that this happened some 3,000 miles away from the Bronx.
However, starting tomorrow, the Yankees will now play 6 games in a row at home.
What do you suppose will happen if Alex whiffs his first time up (for the Yanks) tomorrow against the Tigers?
I’m pretty sure that the fan reaction will be ugly, and that might lead to more pressing from Rodriguez and then more whiffs…….and the cycle will continue.
Therefore, A-Rod’s next At Bat might just be the most important one that he’s had this season. A nice clean hit could just be what the doctor ordered.
At the least, solid contact is a must.
It’s an interesting sub-plot to what is a pretty big series for New York.