Alex Rodriguez saw two pitches in his first at-bat last night. He took one for a ball. He rolled the second one to third base for a fielder’s choice.
“The first at-bat was just awful,” he said. “We made an in-game adjustment. Kevin Long made an adjustment with my posture and my stance and we put it to work.”
Nothing major. Rodriguez just spread out a little bit, use his legs a little more and not stay so vertical. It worked to the tune of a home run and a base hit. He’s hit three homers in the past five games.
“I feel like every day I’ve gotten a little bit better,” Rodriguez said. “I feel like I have a long way to go and can get a lot better. Every day is a little better.”
Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have each shown signs of life. Those two hitting up to their standards while Robinson Cano has a breakout year behind them would be scary.
Here’s the audio of Rodriguez from last night. It’s worth hearing if only for the last few seconds. Rodriguez had stopped to talk while standing right in front of Mariano Rivera’s locker, so when Mo got out of the shower he found a massive crowd gathered. He immediately declared that everyone, including Alex, had to disperse. You can hear Rodriguez laughing, saying over and over again, “I’m sorry Mo!”
Associated Press photo of Rodriguez.