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Rodriguez: “It’s hard to describe”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Podcast on Jun 10, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Alex Rodriguez said he felt some stiffness in his groin before batting practice, then again a few minutes before first pitch. He assumed it would loosen up when he got in the game, but that never happened.

“It’s hard to describe,” he said. “I’m going to see Dr. Ahmad tomorrow in the morning in New York and see what he thinks.”

Rodriguez said he feels no pain, only a nagging stiffness. He’s felt it the past few days, but it’s always gone away after he’s warmed up. Before today’s game, he told Ramiro Pena to be ready, and when Adam Jones singled through the left side of the infield in the first inning, Rodriguez knew he was done.

“Not only do I make the play, it’s a routine play,” he said. “It’s a play that you make 10 out of 10 times. I just locked up. At that point, I pointed at Nino.”

Rodriguez wouldn’t speculate on whether the problem is related to last year’s hip surgery, but it is on the same side. He said he’s still hoping to play tomorrow.

Here’s Rodriguez’s postgame interview.

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Associated Press photo of Rodriguez signing autographs before the game.

 
 

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71 Responses to “Rodriguez: “It’s hard to describe””

  1. Chainsaw June 10th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    It’s painful listening to the Indians swing and miss right now

  2. RS June 10th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    The Indians are going to mess this up…

  3. Jerkface June 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Again, you clearly are missing the point because you are more focused on trying to mock me than argue the point at hand.

    The problem is that with 2 outs you can’t score without a hit under most circumstances, so your job is a lot harder. There were a ton of inning when they had chances with less than 2 outs and couldn’t advance runners and get them in, which forces them into those spots.

    The yankees with a runner on 3rd, less than 2 outs: .319 .387 .513 .900, in 113 ABs in that situation they have 101 runs. That is very good.

    Here is the yankees run score % for the yankees 2010 and 2009

    2 runs or less, 2009 14.81% 2010 13.56%
    3 runs 2009 10.49% 2010 15.25%
    4 runs 2009 17.28% 2010 16.95%
    5 runs 2009 15.43% 2010 3.39%
    6 runs 2009 8.64% 2010 13.56%
    7+ runs 2009 33.33% 2010 37.29%

  4. Carl (Trade August Romain) June 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Indians win!

  5. RS June 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Indians win!!

  6. Chainsaw June 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Indians win!

  7. Corey June 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    iNDIANS WIN!!

  8. JRod June 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    So, let’s pool $ and send Russell Branyan a fruit basket or smoked meats.

  9. Corey June 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    How does a team win making 4 errors?

  10. HughesTheAce June 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Cleveland wins – status quo. Bring on the ‘stros.

  11. Sam June 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Ugh, I knew Bard would get out of this… just got Peralta to pop out. Now that AAA player Branyan is up. bases loaded, no outs, and the Sox get out of it. So freakin lucky.

    And Joba faces this same team and he gives up 5 runs. so frustrating.

  12. Tarheelyank June 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Now that’s a deflating loss. Up 5-0 with your ace on the mound. Up 7-6 in the 9th. Sox fans have something to whine about.

  13. Corey June 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    But the sox lost lol

  14. Chainsaw June 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Sam, you watching on a 10 minute delay?

  15. Chainsaw June 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    “Ugh, I knew Bard would get out of this”

    ————-

    did you “know” the Red Sox would win the World Series in 2009 also?

    :)

  16. Repko June 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    So the chicken littles were wrong on 2 counts last week

    “Masterson shut us down! No way he will do that to the Sox, they will shell him!”

    Wrong.

    “We blow a 5 run lead to the loser Indians with our ace on the mound. Think the Sox would ever do that? Never, they have the winning gene.”

    Wrong.

  17. Joba Tips his Cap June 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    gosh, I missed Indians game.
    :(

  18. Sam June 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    WOOHOO!!! Indians win!

    Glad I was wrong. Branyan just hit a single to win it with 2 outs!

  19. Corey June 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I bet people thought Cecil would get owned by the Rays too lol

  20. pat June 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Per a Pete Tweet:

    10-10 against the #Orioles, #Indians and #Royals. Yikes

  21. ERoc June 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    lol

    The Mets pie their starting pitcher for throwing a complete game

    Losers.

  22. SJ44 June 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Yankees are 13-2 against Baltimore and Cleveland.

    Won’t stop the children from whining on here though.

  23. Jerkface June 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Repost for Matt

    You talk about situation hitting, so are you saying the 12 times they have not gotten the runner in from 3rd with less than 2 outs have all been on the road? They haven’t fielded a full lineup with their best hitters since the beginning of the season. Tex sucks.

    This unit that is playing right now will not play the rest of the season. Moeller will be gone, Posada will catch, and Cash will get a bat.

    Road mode Runs: 4
    road average runs: 4.72

    road average in April: 5.26
    road average in May: 4.27

    Gee Wiz, you think we’re not going to score as many runs with NJ out, Granderson coming back, Posada out, Tex sucks, A-rod hurt, Jeter in the worst slump of his life?

  24. Rick June 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I’m post-caring about Boston teams. Try it. You’ll like it!

  25. Jason22 June 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    For all of you asking about Delin and his velocity, his brother just posted, that he was sitting 95, and hit 98 a few times. He also said his changeup was nasty and he has a lot of confidence in it now.

    Only one start yes, but if his mechanics are straightened out, and he is throwing like this, get excited about this kid, he has special stuff.

  26. Corey June 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Im gonna go out on the limb and say Tex hits a few homers tomorrow.

  27. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    ERoc -

    I think it’s pretty cool. Not many complete games these days.

  28. ron June 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Kerry wood is my closer & i am in 1st place in my fantasy league by only 7 points & the team in second place had about the same points tonight as i had before wood entered the game.

    Instead of minus 6 points if he lost wood gave me a plus 9 points,a 15 point swing.

  29. Jason22 June 10th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Oh and he only threw 75 pitches, that tells you how sharp he was, 6 ks, in 6 innings, only 75 pitches, you really can’t have a better comeback game then he had.

  30. Matt June 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    So if Teixeira and Jeter weren’t awful, do you think they score that many runs on the road in May?

    Injuries are not the excuse when your 1 and 3 hitters were as bad as Jeter were. They made it harder for other guys to carry the offense during the same period, but they still had more than enough to get it done and didn’t.

    The Red Sox were running out a lineup not too much less compromised than ours for a while and were doing fine offensively, and half the Rays lineup is hitting in the low .200′s and they are playing really well on the road still.

    But the issue is that now, these guys are back and they still have been inconsistent offensively. They are starting to make up for it with sheer firepower, but they are still squandering chances and are fortunate that guys like Granderson and Cano have been hot lately.

    If Cano does not hit like he has done this season, this team may have been a lot further out than it is right now. It’s scary to think, but without Cano this team may have been in 3rd or 4th place right now sitting 5 or more games out of first.

  31. joe June 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    so the top 3 teams in the AL East lose. huh what a day.

  32. Betsy - prove it, Phil June 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for the info, Jason.

  33. GreenBeret7 June 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    SJ44 June 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    Yankees are 13-2 against Baltimore and Cleveland.

    Won’t stop the children from whining on here though.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    SJ, what’s considered a successful percentage for a team scoring their total amount of vase runners? Including hits, walks, HBP and safe on errors.

  34. GreenBeret7 June 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I should have remembered that Matt, The Whining Gerbil would be around since NYYs lost a game.

  35. HughesTheAce June 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Great news about Betances tonight. Boy the two Bs (Betances and Brackman) plus Stonerburner pitching at Tampa right now – wow. Imagine what it would be like if the third B was pitching there as well (Baneulos). Hurry back Manny – the gang is waiting for you!!!

  36. Jay June 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    “If Cano does not hit like he has done this season, this team may have been a lot further out than it is right now. It’s scary to think, but without Cano this team may have been in 3rd or 4th place right now sitting 5 or more games out of first.”

    Which is why they need to get a bat and not wait for the aging hitters to magically get hot.

  37. SJ44 June 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    GB,

    I don’t know. I don’t know if teams put a % on it.

    Although, if you look at the numbers Jerkface posted, it seems to me the Yankees are above average in the “clutch” catagories.

  38. Tarheelyank June 10th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Matt

    News flash

    Yankees Road- .258/.344/.395 -10th
    Rays Road-.259/.338/.421-9th

    Yankees are first in OBP on the road.

    OBTW, leading the league in road AVG …KC. LOL

  39. GreenBeret7 June 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Yankees have drawn Myers, Rodriguez and Moeller to bat against in the Houston series.

  40. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    With Papelbon out with back issues, you’d think Bard would grab the bull by the horns. He has 4 blown saves, no saves, and won 1 game and lost 2. This from the heir apparent!

  41. GreenBeret7 June 10th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    SJ44 June 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    GB,

    I don’t know. I don’t know if teams put a % on it.

    Although, if you look at the numbers Jerkface posted, it seems to me the Yankees are above average in the “clutch” catagories.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Was just curious. NYYs have scored right around 38% of their runners this year. It would be an interesting number to look at for all teams over the years. Thanks.

  42. Dave June 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Myers is going to be tough – especially with our offensive inconsistencies. Though they have been better at home.

    Rodriguez and Moller should be batting practice – though with this offense, you never know.

  43. Yankz27 June 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    “Yankees Road- .258/.344/.395 -10th”

    In the AL or league?

  44. damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    We require an orderly line at bridges, remember you’re Yankees, thank you!

  45. Tarheelyank June 10th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    YANKz27

    League.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/t.....order/true

  46. Bronx Jeers June 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    What about the LoHud whine % after Yankee losses?

    It’s gotta be right up there with the league leaders I imagine.

  47. MTU (aka GBURL) June 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Let’s chow down on Houston and hope that the Marlins play the Rays tough.

    Still say 1st place by the ASB.

    We need to get healthy and stay healthy.

    Adjustments can be made by the trade deadline.

    Good nite people. :)

  48. HughesTheAce June 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Betsy – Phil has nothing to prove to you. Results speak louder than words or your opinions.

  49. Betsy - prove it, Phil June 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Hughes, you don’t need to be telling me what he or anyone else has to prove to me or not. Methinks you’re jumping the gun with your screenname

  50. Flash June 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I’m not one to complain about refs, but the officiating in this game tonight makes it look like the league told the refs do what you can do make sure of this outcome.

  51. Phil the Thrill June 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Stevenson, Gipson and Roller the first three signings according to Rob Pimpser.

  52. Erica in NY June 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Good night Yankee people

  53. AAU June 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    “hil has nothing to prove to you. Results speak louder than words or your opinions.”

    Agree 100%

  54. tampayank June 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I don’t feel good about this AROD injury. From personal experience, if you start having groin issues without actually pulling it, it usually means there is an issue w/ you femur or hip. And it happens to be the same side as the hip he had surgery on last season. I fear it’s the hip again

  55. GreenBeret7 June 10th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    The groin issues didn’t crop up until the 3 long days on the turf in Toronto. I don’t imagine that helped anything.

  56. Alex June 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    tampayank,

    Agree. And honestly, people were naive if they thought it would never be a problem again. Especially at his age. Not a good sign that it is on the same side as his surgery, either.

  57. GreenBeret7 June 10th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Instead of the usual wild guesses, speculations and accusations, why don’t you people just wait until word is put out by the team. Rodriguez isn’t likely to go on the 60 DL for surgery just yet.

  58. Sign Barry Bonds June 10th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Geez this lineup when one guy goes down – I can’t help feeling like a house of cards since Nick “the Human Fracture” Johnson was signed. Pena suddenly hitting cleanup? Ninth inning the Yanks have Thames then Russo to lead off? How about someone off the bench who isn’t a “slick-fielding” no bat guy? Oy.

  59. tampayank June 10th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    yeah Alex I had a femoral stress fracture years ago from overuse(running) and the first symptom I had was tightness in the groin that would come and go…..and “it was hard to describe” ……….I’m hoping for the best for AROD

  60. Bret the Hitman June 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    He won’t break the all-time HR record.

  61. HughesTheAce June 11th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Betsy – I have had this screen name since 2007 so don’t tell me what name to use or jumping whatever. Plus – it shows a lot for me about your fandom – now Phil Hughes has to prove himself – please – if anything – you now have plenty to prove about being a fan. And yes again – Phil Hughes has NOTHING to prove to you – nothing at all. When you can throw fastball and handle the pressure of playing in NY the way he has done at the age of 23 – then you can talk. And results speak louder than your opinions.

  62. Betsy - prove it, Phil June 11th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Who the heck are YOU to tell me what Phil has to prove to me?

    I have zero interest in continuing this “conversation” so I hope you feel better now that you got that off your chest

  63. Joe June 11th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    “He won’t break the all-time HR record.”

    Don’t we save $30 million then? I thought only 275 was guaranteed and the rest was based on him getting the record right?

    I mean not that it matters, that contract is going to suck anyway.

  64. Deer Park June 11th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Hughestheace,

    He has to prove he can be a media darling like Pelfrey and Buchholz! After all, that is the most important thing!

    8-1, 2.7 ERA, who cares? He sucks until Joel Sherman writes an article saying he is the best of the trio!

  65. HughesTheAce June 11th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    He doesn’t – he has nothing to prove – to you – to me – to anyone. The kid can just be himself – just like other players on this team. You can choose not to root for him – or heck – root for him. But he owes you nothing and does not have to prove one thing to you. Either be happy with his start and accept him as he continues to grow or go find someone else to follow.

  66. HughesTheAce June 11th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Deer Park

    LOL!!

    I am heading in here for the night. Night good Yankees Fans – let’s go get them Stros tomorrow (errr I mean later tonight).

  67. Betsy - prove it, Phil June 11th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Um, no – thanks for your advice. I will take it under advisement – oops, no I won’t.

  68. YanksfaninPA June 11th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Just got back from Camden Yards. Deff a tough loss to those bunch of losers! BP was fun and all. Was easily 80-20 Yankee fans how embarrassing for them… and I got my mini broom without the pole confiscated!

  69. Jina June 11th, 2010 at 5:08 am

    So if Teixeira and Jeter weren’t awful, do you think they score that many runs on the road in May?

    Injuries are not the excuse when your 1 and 3 hitters were as bad as Jeter were. They made it harder for other guys to carry the offense during the same period, but they still had more than enough to get it done and didn’t.
    —————————————————-
    A shortstop hit OPS+ 111 is just fine.
    The main problem is OUR first base man hit OPS+ 99. Thank you.

  70. mg June 11th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    sit hm for a few days (should be able to take 2 out of 3 against the ‘stros w/o him)…don’t want him to overcompensate for that injury and somehow re-aggravate the hip…

  71. Cashmoney October 22nd, 2010 at 4:03 pm

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