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Resurgent Rodriguez proving key for Yanks

Contributed by on April 26, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Anyway they cut it, the Yankees need to pay Alex Rodriguez all the money that he has coming his way. A solo home run by Alberto Callaspo inched the Braves to within 5-4, but Papelbon managed to shut the door in awkward fashion after that, inducing a Kelly Johnson flyball out with runners on first and second to secure his fourth save of the season.To be fair, the pitcher was home in bed with illness on Friday and it’s very possible that he’s still feeling the aftereffects of his ailment.

The game log for Ventura’s season, from Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star: “Violent cramp, normal cramp (and taunt of game’s best player), ejection, ejection”. After Young reached on Murphy’s fielding error, Rodriguez reached when shortstop Wilmer Flores’ throw to first sailed into the camera well next to the Yankees dugout and Gardner scored.

The six runs allowed matched a career high. Absolutely.Do his stats count now?

If he could manage those numbers, it would be one of the best seasons among any veteran baseball player.In Jeter’s final MLB season, at the age of 40, he managed a.256/.304/.313 split with just four home runs and 149 hits.

Yes, this would have been a more entertaining bout three or four years ago when both men were in their prime, but it has nonetheless captured the attention of many and will be at the top of the sports discussion this week.

Besides tying Mays, Rodriguez’s contract contains clauses for tying Babe Ruth (714 home runs), Hank Aaron (755 home runs) and Barry Bonds (762).

Tony Sipp (2-0) retired four batters for the win. The crosstown rivals meet again at Citi Field in September. The fifth starter, Adam Warren, doesn’t turn 28 until August.CC, the geezer of the Yankee staff, turns 35 in the summer.

The Mets scored twice on consecutive two-out doubles by Cuddyer and Murphy in the third.

The Baltimore Orioles demolished the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, picking up 20 hits during the 18-7 blowout.It was a historic performance for the franchise, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. He hits home runs.

“It’s definitely really nice, ” Muno said. I get that. Nobody looks at his home runs and his prodigious offensive numbers the same way.

This year, the teams went back to a six-game home-and-home because the NL and AL East teams are facing each other in interleague play.

Baseball and football and basketball – when we have pro basketball – will always be bigger than hockey, as passionate and wonderful as Rangers fans are.

Yankees: CF Jacoby Ellsbury sat out with a tender hip.

Given the limited playing time he’s received since being called up, Muno said he’s excited to be able to crack the starting lineup on a big stage.

Suspended for 2014 due to doping, it would’ve been fitting if Alex Rodriguez had just stayed away and decayed.

Seattle reliever Tyler Olson (1-1) walked Chris Herrmann to lead off the 11th.

So far, Rodriguez has stuck to the script of saying the right things such as being humbled and happy to be back playing baseball.

 

He told a powerful story, and has a chance to do a tremendous amount of good going forward, even if he’s going from one reality show to another. But new commissioner Rob Manfred has said he has no problem with the leagues having different rules.It could be addressed in the next collective-bargaining agreement, but Manfred hasn’t made it a priority. Because they feel they were duped.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hits his 659th home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium in New York Sunday

Nathan Eovaldi has a tough outing against the Mets