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ARod Homers In Return

by: JamieD On  Saturday, May 9, 2009

Yankees Orioles Rodriguez BaseballTotal Pro Sports – Talk about drama. Alex Rodriguez provided just that with a home run shot in his first at bat back from a wild summer that saw him come under heat for steroid use and have surgery on his hip.  Unfortunately, after that there wasn’t much else to talk about.

Stepping up to the plate in the first inning with two men on and a mixed reaction of cheers from Yankee fans holding up “Welcome Back” signs, and boos coming from Orioles fans with Styrofoam syringes, ARod took the first pitch deep and over the fence to give his Yankees a 3-0 lead early.

While his team held on to the lead behind a stellar 9-inning shutout performance from C. C. Sabathia, the rest of the night for ARod and Mark Teixeira (who is supposed to improve dramatically with the return of ARod) were well below par.  The duo each struck out in there next two appearances, while Teixeira had one more in him for his final at bat, with ARod following up with a soft groundout.

Going 0-3 with three strikeouts and batting under the Mendoza Line, it looks like not even Alex Rodriguez can save Teixeira.  Luckily the Yanks held on to win this one 4-0, and are now undefeated on the season with ARod in the lineup.  Just thought I’d like to mention that.

Check out the crowds reception for yourself.