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A-Rod benched for Game 5

Oct 12, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT

We don’t have the full lineups yet, but we have this much:

Over/under on closeups of Rodriguez on the bench during the game: 157.

I guess Joe Girardi was not impressed with Rodriguez’s track record against the Orioles’ starter, Jason Hammel. My prediction that he would be notwithstanding, I can’t say I can argue with him.

Look for A-Rod to get the first big pinch hitting shot at a lefty, but beyond that, the Yankees’ most expensive player is gonna ride the pine in an elimination game.

  1. themightycornelius - Oct 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    It’s inning 8 in the ALCS and A-Rod was just pinch-hit for. I think that he ought to sit for the whole ALCS. It is not only his lack of production in the post season. He has gotten stupidly lazy. When he struck out, with the bases loaded, with less than two out, and first base open, he just walked to the dugout, allowing himself to be tagged out by the catcher. Had he acted like the professional that he is paid to perform like, the catcher would have had to throw the ball to first. Who knows what may have happened? Maybe the ball is thrown into right field and two runs score! Alex Rodrigues’ contract should definitely not be renewed.

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