• Wild Thought: A-Rod & Twins, Match Made In Post-Season Heaven? (At Least For Alex)

    Posted by on October 13th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Let’s look at Alex Rodriguez’ post-season career to date – sans the 1995 post-season where he didn’t play outside of getting two plate appearances over two series.  First, here are the post-season series where A-Rod was a star…two coming in winning efforts, both against the Twins, and two coming in losing efforts:

    Year Age Tm Series Opp Rslt G PA R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    1997 21 SEA ALDS BAL L 4 16 1 5 1 1 .313 .313 .563
    2000 24 SEA ALCS NYY L 6 25 4 9 2 5 .409 .480 .773
    2004 28 NYY ALDS MIN W 4 21 3 8 1 3 .421 .476 .737
    2009 33 NYY ALDS MIN W 3 12 4 5 2 6 .455 .500 1.000
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 10/12/2009.

     

    Next, here are A-Rod’s stats from the 2005 and 2006 ALDS – where he was terrible:

    Year Age Tm Series Opp Rslt G PA R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    2005 29 NYY ALDS LAA L 5 23 2 2 0 0 .133 .435 .200
    2006 30 NYY ALDS DET L 4 15 0 1 0 0 .071 .133 .071
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 10/12/2009.

     

    Lastly, here are A-Rod’s stats where he had a so-so post-season…one ALDS as a Mariner in a win over the White Sox…and two losing series as a member of the Yankees:

    Year Age Tm Series Opp Rslt G PA R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    2000 24 SEA ALDS CHW W 3 14 0 4 0 2 .308 .308 .308
    2004 28 NYY ALCS BOS L 7 37 8 8 2 5 .258 .378 .516
    2007 31 NYY ALDS CLE L 4 17 2 4 1 1 .267 .353 .467
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 10/12/2009.

     

    Yeah, I know his numbers above in the 2004 ALCS look good…but we all know how he did offensively in the last four games of that series.

    Looking all this over, is it correct to say the only two post-season series where Alex Rodriguez batted like a superstar, and where his team won, were the two ALDS match-ups against the Minnesota Twins? Anywho, that’s today’s wild thought. What do you think…looking at these stats? Should A-Rod wish for more post-seasons against the Twins?

    Comments on Wild Thought: A-Rod & Twins, Match Made In Post-Season Heaven? (At Least For Alex)

    1. clintfsu813
      October 13th, 2009 | 9:31 am

      Should A-Rod wish for more post-seasons against the Twins?

      Everyone should :)

    2. Evan3457
      October 13th, 2009 | 6:09 pm

      3 1/2 games in the 2004 ALCS, Steve.

      I’m not criticizing Mo, but if he holds the 1 run lead in the bottom of the 9th of game 4, A-Rod’s 2 run shot earlier in the game becomes the winning blow in the 4th game.

      And as long as we’re starting down that road…if Mo holds the lead…
      the Yanks sweep in 4, and probably beat the Cards in the World Series…
      and A-Rod already has his ring…
      and probably doesn’t press nearly as much in the postseasons that follow…
      and the Yanks probably win another title or two between now and them.

    3. October 16th, 2009 | 11:57 am

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