Here’s what Gil Meche told the Kansas City Star about A-Rod’s home last night:
“If I could have walked up there and placed the ball where I wanted to throw it in that situation. A cutter on a 3-2 count, I wouldnâ€™t have thrown it any other place.
I mean it was down. It was on the corner. He just went down there and got it. Heâ€™s probably the only guy in this league who could hit a ball that hard in that location. Thereâ€™s nothing else you can do but tip your cap in that situation.”
Several Yankees said the same thing, marveling at how A-Rod could hit that pitch the other way.
“I’m glad he’s on our team,” Mike Mussina said. “I wouldn’t want to face him right now.”