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Yankees postgame

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 03, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The wait for 600 continues. After going 0 for 3, Alex Rodriguez is homerless in his last 46 at-bats, 51 plate appearances and 12 games. He’s 0 for his last 17 and 3 for his last 33. And he’s 9 for his last 46 since launching No. 599 on July 22. He didn’t stick around to talk about it after the Yankees’ 8-2 loss to the Jays.

“I’m pretty sure once he hits it, everything will be fine,” Derek Jeter said.

Wednesday, by the way, is the third anniversary of A-Rod’s 500th homer. Good karma? Who knows?

“It’s hard to tell if a guy’s pressing,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s not making faces that shows you that he’s pressing. Right now, he’s in a little funk. … The biggest thing about milestones is sometimes they get in the way a little bit. You hope that guys don’t think about it too much, but this is a pretty big milestone. We’ve got to get through it.” …

The Yankees need his production. They have a season-high-tying three-game losing streak and have dropped four of their last five. And they have fallen out of first place and are a game back of Tampa Bay. The last time the Yankees didn’t at least have a share of the top spot was June 12.

“No one ever said this was going to be easy,” Girardi said. “We’re in a tough division.” …

The Yankees gave up four homers to the Jays, who have a major-league-leading 167. …

The  Yankees had two hits, tying their season low. Ricky Romero retired the final 15 batters. Nick Swisher thought they just hit in hard luck. But Derek Jeter said: “What can you do? Sometimes guys are going to pitch well.”

The Yankees have an afternoon game Wednesday to close the series. It’s Phil Hughes vs. Shaun Marcum. That’s it for tonight.




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