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A-Rod (3 for 21) feels good coming home

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 15, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez will play his first game in the new Stadium tonight. He has heard it’s a paradise for hitters and wants to find out for himself.

A-Rod was 0 for 5 last night but hit the ball hard three times.

“I actually feel pretty good,” he said. “I hit four balls on the barrel. Any time I put the ball on the barrel, good things will happen. I just need to swing at strikes. … I’m very encouraged the way I swung the bat.”

It sounds like Joe Girardi will give Alex a day as the DH. He has played all six games at third base since coming back.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see how the crowd responds to his return.

“I think they’ll be happy to see him,” Girardi said.

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