The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


Home Run Derby? Rodriguez goes deep in rehab game

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 15, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez

Robinson Cano didn’t make it out of the first round in tonight’s Home Run Derby. The home run that carried weight was the one Alex Rodriguez hit in his rehab game with Double-A Trenton.

Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a homer that The Associated Press estimated at 400 feet. His other hit was a single after a 12-pitch at-bat.

As for Cano hitting home runs that don’t mean much, he only went deep four times tonight, the fewest of anyone in the Derby.

Cano’s final pick for the American League, Yoenis Cespedes, put on a show and beat Bryce Harper in the final round.

“Watching him take BP every day is fun on its own,” A’s reliever Grant Balfour said earlier today. “You’re out there, you’re wowed by the power that he’s got. I mean, the guy’s built like a linebacker, or I should say a running back. He’s just a five-tool guy. He’s got it all. He’s got the power. To come out here and see the fans, it’s going to be awesome. I know he’s excited. I asked him today, ‘Are you nervous?’ He said, ‘I’m good.’ He’s a pretty laid back guy. He doesn’t get rattled by too much. I know he hasn’t had much sleep or anything like that, but he’s going to be ready to go.”

Associated Press photo

 
 

Advertisement

66 Responses to “Home Run Derby? Rodriguez goes deep in rehab game”

  1. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Go, Alex!

  2. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    :twisted:

  3. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Love me some Alex. We need him.

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    LOL.

    GO ‘lex! :D

  5. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Hey can see on the video that good amount of Yankee fans out in Reading on their feet and cheering Alex as he rounds the bases after his 400-foot shot. How ’bout that!

    He looks in great shape and was running well, from what I could tell.

  6. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Still can’t believe they gave Youk 13 mil to finally get back surgery.

  7. Against All Odds July 15th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi
    Cano says he’s going to take a break from HR derbies for a while – “it’s time to let some other guys get a chance.”

    ———————–

    Thank God

  8. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Odds, thinking the same.

  9. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Jeers, yep, it was a mistake from day one.

  10. jacksquat July 16th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Any news on Jeter’s quad strain?

  11. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I thought they were going to reevaluate Jeet on Thursday…

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock July 16th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Against All Odds July 15th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi
    Cano says he’s going to take a break from HR derbies for a while – “it’s time to let some other guys get a chance.”

    ———————–

    Thank God
    ///

    I concur. Good news

  13. Bronx Jeers July 16th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    YF,

    It started out good but was bound to crumble.

    I tell you I’ve definitely run the gamut of emotions this season regarding Yankee third basemen. :smile:

  14. Bronx Jeers July 16th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I was shocked Cano had anything to do with this years derby. I’d guess it was more a nod to him as last season was such a disaster for him.

    Now that the bad taste is out of his mouth I’d guess he can move on “safely”

  15. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Tampa Yankees ?@TampaYankees 4m
    18th inning, game is still tied at two!

  16. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Sanchez is catching his 18th inning. Get him out of there.

  17. Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I would love to see A-Rod shut people up by playing really well once he gets to NY. Some people who have actually shot people are less broadly derided.

  18. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Josh Norrisjnorris427 8m
    Highlight reel from A-Rod’s first rehab game with the @TrentonThunder #Yankees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

  19. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Rich, me too; I couldn’t agree more.

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock July 16th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I would love to see A-Rod shut people up by playing really well once he gets to NY. Some people who have actually shot people are less broadly derided.

    ///

    THIS

  21. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Dan Fiorito (one of Tampa’s SS) is pitching for Tampa.

  22. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    19th inning: Pete O’Brien has finally taken over for Sanchez who is now at 1B.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock July 16th, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Alex’s hands look really quick. He’s slimmed down, as well. I’ll reserve ultimate judgment until I see him in real-time in 3D, but he looks friggin’ awesome off that video.

  24. UnKnown July 16th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock July 16th, 2013 at 12:26 am
    Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I would love to see A-Rod shut people up by playing really well once he gets to NY. Some people who have actually shot people are less broadly derided.

    ///

    THIS
    ————

    QFT +100000

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock July 16th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    19th inning: Pete O’Brien has finally taken over for Sanchez who is now at 1B.
    ////

    Jorge caught all 15 in that AJ start that Alex walked off with that shot into the pen.

  26. UnKnown July 16th, 2013 at 12:40 am

    If AL comes back and starts pounding the baseball all of the Yankee fans that are Alex haters (who of course never do anything wrong in their own lives) will be cheering for him like mad. No doubt about it. Of course until he strikes out with the bases loaded and then the vitriol will come out again.

    It’s all so played out and so predictable already.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock July 16th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Unknown,

    Of course :D

  28. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Alex with no hips is better than the players who’ve rolled out there.

  29. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:42 am

    who *we’ve

  30. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Unknown, I’ve lived it too many times before at OYS and NYS. I just hope they give him a shot at it. The place will be packed; they’ll have to like that.

  31. yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Tampa Yankees@TampaYankees 5m
    RBI single from Ben Gamel for the Win in the 19th inning!! Swept the Marauders!! Dan Fiorito is the winning pitcher!
    ___
    Fiorito, LOL.

  32. Against All Odds July 16th, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Yes good news he’s going to take a step back.

  33. Against All Odds July 16th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 12:24 am
    I would love to see A-Rod shut people up by playing really well once he gets to NY. Some people who have actually shot people are less broadly derided.

    ———————————

    At the end of the day it’s steroid use…but treated as if he is an evil man.

  34. Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 1:06 am

    AAO

    I think it’s more than that.

    Until Biodisingenuous, there has been no more evidence against him than Ortiz, and look at the differential media treatment and respective public perception.

    IMO, for his entire career, it has been largely a function of resentment about his other worldly talent, the really large money he has made.

    He may well have been arrogant, especially when he was young, but that’s hardly unique to young athletes (not that I am excusing it if true).

  35. jacksquat July 16th, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Ok, Alex looks good, bring him up and let’s have him and Jeter playing on Friday. :)

  36. Mark July 16th, 2013 at 2:30 am

    yankeefeminista July 16th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Unknown, I’ve lived it too many times before at OYS and NYS. I just hope they give him a shot at it. The place will be packed; they’ll have to like that.
    ———————————

    YF, cheer for him all you want, but please don’t encourage any more shots for ARod ;]

  37. Tar July 16th, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Good one Mark.

    Good morning and have a nice day everybody!

    OH Bring Alex up!! :evil:

  38. blake July 16th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Jagielo is really hitting at SI to start his career…..he needs to be at Charleston. I wonder if the reason they started him there was because they just have no idea what to do with Dante Jr…..he’s been terrible repeating the Sally league so you can’t exactly move him to Tampa…..

  39. 86w183 July 16th, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Good morning all —-

    To fully appreciate how much Alex and Derek have been missed, here’s the slash line for the Yankees at their respective positions:

    3B — .225 / .288 / .301

    SS — .210 / .268 / .279

    The two worst OPS by position on the entire squad.

  40. 86w183 July 16th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Blake —-

    Much to my chagrin many teams insist on sending top college talent to rookie ball. I once had a scouting director tell me it’s just to get them used to the routine of playing every day since in college they average just under four games a week.

  41. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    anybody here seen WWZ?

  42. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Yep. I think the loss of Jete and Arod hurt the Yanks.
    But they should have been prepared, right?
    How they missed on Cespedes is beyond me..

  43. blake July 16th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    “Much to my chagrin many teams insist on sending top college talent to rookie ball. I once had a scouting director tell me it’s just to get them used to the routine of playing every day since in college they average just under four games a week.”

    yea….I think most consider high level college ball to be close somewhere between Low A and High A in level of competition…..so really after a short adjustment period in rookie ball or short season ball these college guys should be out of there and on up to higher competition.

    I think they may move Jagielo straight to Tampa shortly…..They can’t move Dante up because he stinks so perhaps they’ll just leapfrog Charleston.

  44. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Until Biodisingenuous, there has been no more evidence against him than Ortiz, and look at the differential media treatment and respective public perception.

    IMO, for his entire career, it has been largely a function of resentment about his other worldly talent, the really large money he has made.
    ================
    So, Rich …it’s the media only that influences peoples opinions?
    Have to disagree. Alex has tainted his entire career as we don’t know when he started juicing.
    He has suffered from Jeter comparison, sure, but Jete is the gold standard, so what?
    As far as the “so-called” myth of Alex being unclutch, well too many fans have seen enough of this with their own eyes for it to be untrue. It’s true enough to them and the media didn’t tell them to think this. Though a gifted athlete , maybe the steroids gave him the edge he obviously needed, maybe he’s a 500 HR guy HOFer anyway but to say it’s the medias fault is an insult.

  45. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Was the Dante selection done as a favor from Joe to his buddy?
    Sort of like what they did with Andy’s son.

  46. 86w183 July 16th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    But Pettitte’s son was a 37th round pick.

    You don’t use high draft picks for personal favors. The Yanks have wasted a lot of top picks in recent years. I believe this year was a notable exception and will go down as one of their best drafts ever.

  47. blake July 16th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    “Was the Dante selection done as a favor from Joe to his buddy?
    Sort of like what they did with Andy’s son.”

    totally different deals there…..Andy’s son was taken in like the 35th round or something….where the picks are almost meaningless. Dante was taken in the first round…..there is literally no way that was a primary factor….at least I hope it wasn’t. The Yanks just apparently thought they were finding a diamond in the rough that nobody else knew about…..so far it’s been a lump of coal.

  48. blake July 16th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    “I believe this year was a notable exception and will go down as one of their best drafts ever.”

    we’ll just have to see on that…..but even if they all bust I still think the thought process and the picks were solid and that’s really all you can ask for.

    If they take guys appropriately and good values for the selection number and they bust then fine….it sucks but at least there was a good approach…..but if you go off the radar and pick guys like Culver and Dante Jr and they bust then you just look silly…..

  49. Shame Spencer July 16th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Calcattera’s post this morning was pretty funny. Apparently a fire broke out and shut down the 7 train right after the HR Derby last night. Stranding a bunch of commuters. There was a bus shuttle for the media and a bunch of New Yorkers snuck on lol.

    “Still: it was kind of fun to see New Yorkers doing what they do best: pretty much what they want unless and until someone or something stopped them. It’s the only way to be in this city, I figure. Otherwise you’re probably going to be toast.”

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......om-queens/

  50. Shame Spencer July 16th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    mick – Saw WWZ. Doesn’t even rank in the top 10 in terms of zombie movies and based on the source material that’s a borderline travesty.

  51. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    shame-I don’t like Zombies but its between Grown-ups where Kay has a role and Lone Ranger, which I never watched as a kid.

  52. MTU July 16th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Good Morning.

    It’s funny what’s deemed “too risky” by the Yankees these days.

    It’s too risky to pay a young stud like Cespedes but it makes sense to pay guys like Youkilis and Hafner.

    The money for those 2 would probably have paid for the contract for Yoenis for multiple years.

    Same story for Puig. How do you pass on a talent like that ?

    A Cuban version of Mike Trout.

    I could go on but I won’t.

    ;)

  53. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Cespedes would have ruled NY, how did we let him get away? And he looks like he loves Cano, get him/them…

    Harper has the most vicious swing I’ve ever seen.

  54. pat July 16th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Derek is the gold standard for what Derek wants to be. Why expect others to fit Derek’s mold.

  55. MTU July 16th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    It’s all Jose Contreras’s fault.

    He soured the Yankees to Cuban stars.

    :(

  56. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Until Biodisingenuous, there has been no more evidence against him than Ortiz, and look at the differential media treatment and respective public perception.
    ========================
    And Ortiz has been one of the most clutch players in baseball for so many years.
    This is what fans judge their players on, whether they feel they have come thru when it counts.
    They all get paid a lot of money.

  57. mick July 16th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    It’s all Jose Contreras’s fault.
    =================
    Why didn’t the Igawa effect work?
    Yanks want proven stars, so I guess it did.

  58. mick July 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Derek is the gold standard for what Derek wants to be. Why expect others to fit Derek’s mold.
    ======================
    He is a storybook character and one of our own plus you don’t come into town dissing the Capt.

  59. mick July 16th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    So in 2 years Hal will be going after Cespedes?
    Might help to have Cano around to go for broke and buy us another title…

  60. MTU July 16th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    My theory on the Cubans, etc. is that the scouts didn’t miss anything.

    I believe the issue was strictly financial in nature and made by the Brass.

    It was money only. Bottom line oriented.

    It was a key clue for me that Hal and co. eventually wanted to sell.

    You don’t spend a penny more than you have too when that’s you’re goal.

    OTOH, it could just be risk aversion,or the mistaken belief that guys like heathcott, etc. would turn out just as good.

    OF was a an area of great need. Cespedes, Puig, and Soler all could have filled it w a much higher probability of success.

    Just look at their talent level. Are Heathcott and the others anywhere near that good ?

    And even if they are how long will they take to reach their ceilings ?

  61. MTU July 16th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    New post ——->

  62. mick July 16th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    MTU
    I think Hal is running this team and he doesn’t want to spend for the next 2 years.
    These unprovens will turn FA and if they have panned out, he will pounce, if they live up to what he thinks they are worth.
    Why not believe this?

  63. pat July 16th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Hero worship obscures reality.

  64. mick July 16th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Hero worship obscures reality.
    =================
    There are many that worship at the throne of Jeter.
    His type are rare.
    Have only seen 1 other in my lifetime.
    Don’t blame Alex on Jeter, too many do that.

  65. longtimefan July 16th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Arod needs to be out of the game now and forever, he is a cheater, a liar, and has no respect for the game.

  66. Georgia_in_MS July 16th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Go A-Rod! I wish the Yankees fans would stop berating their team members. It’s a family and we should support our family. If A-Rod comes back and is the A-Rod people get excited about seeing on the field and at bat, then those hater fans will be talking about how great he is. I’d rather lose Cashman than A-Rod.


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581