Twenty-Six Left and Two Behind The Tigers: Yanks-Royals Gamer II

Moose is back, and so is ARod.  Álex Rodríguez received was named AL player of the week, and at .283/.380/.515 on the season with 31 homers/104 rbis/97 runs (2nd/1st/1st amongst AL third baseman).  Even the Post was able to write a non-backhanded compliment to the reigning MVP.  ARod also reached rarified air along with Manny Ramirez in hitting 30+ homers and 100+ rbis in nine consecutive seasons, trailing only Jimmie Foxx(12) in that lofty achievement, which also ties modern pariahs Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa.  Congratulations, Álex and Manny.

Tonight’s game features Mike Mussina coming off a brief stint on the DL to rehab an aggravated groin, facing Jorge De La Rosa (1-2, 6.75).

With 26 games left in the regular season, the discussion about individual accolades is an interesting distraction; I love how MVP talk always seems to angry up the blood.  However, what I really want to see is New York catch those Tigers, and beating the Royals tonight is the first order of business.  Comment away.

4 comments… add one
  • J. Damon cf .299
    D. Jeter dh .344
    B. Abreu rf .374
    A. Rodriguez 3b .283
    J. Posada c .278
    R. Cano 2b .338
    C. Wilson 1b .241
    M. Cabrera lf .283
    N. Green ss .202
    D. DeJesus cf .301
    M. Grudzielanek 2b .289
    M. Teahen 3b .293
    M. Sweeney dh .261
    E. Brown lf .289
    R. Shealy 1b .310
    S. Costa rf .268
    J. Buck c .233
    A. Blanco ss .246

    attackgerbil September 5, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • Not starting well. Grudzy scores on a Sweeney double.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • DP gets two runners, but KC is now up 2-0 in the bottom of four. Small ball is working well for KC now.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning for Moose in the 5th, but KC is up 3-0

    yankeeboy September 5, 2006, 9:54 pm

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