This is about as close to a compliment as Alex Rodriguez is going to get here in New York. Last night A-Rod snapped an 0-29 postseason slump with runners on base. His slump dates back to Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS.
The Yankees behind C.C. Sabathia took a 1-0 ALDS lead on a very tired Minnesota Twins team. But considering their exhaustion, the Twins didn't look all that bad last night. They did out-hit the Yankees, 10-9 and had an early 2-0 lead. With a day off today, they have a chance to hit the refresh button and maybe surprise "Goliath" in Game 2 tomorrow.
As for A-Rod, he went 2-4 with 2RBI and 1 Run Scored. It was great to see him finally get the monkey off his back because one thing's for sure, being A-Rod is no easy task in this town. The media reminded him everyday of his postseason woes.
"It certainly felt good to get that hit out of the way", A-Rod said. Don't worry A-Rod, they'll soon find something new to hound you about.
Photo courtesy of the NY Daily News.