Thursday, July 20, 2006
Rain Drains A-Rod
It was exactly what Alex Rodriquez did not need: nearly two hours of sitting through a rain delay to think about an a plate appearance at Yankee Stadium where boos have poured down on him this season harder than the showers that halted action in the Bombers' game against Seattle Tuesday night. We all know that A-Rod doesn't need more time to think. As Rodriquez stood at the plate with a 3-1 count against the Mariners' Julio Mateo, umpire crew chief Mike Reilly stopped play and the Stadium grounds crew covered the field. After the 1-hour and 58-minute delay, Rodriquez returned to the plate and promptly struck out in a clutch situation when the Yankees needed a big hit from their pricey star. Melky Cabrera, not a big money guy, later ended the game in the 11th inning with a walk-off home run that gave the Yankees a 5-4 victory.
Posted by The Rainout Blog at 11:52 AM