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Rodriguez delivers must-have win with record-setting grand slam

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 20, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez, J.R. Murphy, Brendan Ryan

Playing through a tight hamstring and a sore calf, Alex Rodriguez had one hit in his past 25 at-bats when he came to the plate in tonight’s seventh inning. There were two outs, the bases were loaded, and the game was tied. It was a make-or-break moment, and Rodriguez made the most of it. His tie-breaking, game-winning grand slam gave the Yankees a must-have 5-1 win against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. It was the 24th grand slam of Rodriguez’s career, moving him ahead of Lou Gehrig for the most all-time. It came off San Francisco reliever George Kontos, the first Yankees prospect traded for Chris Stewart two years ago. Yankees starter CC Sabathia had arguably his best start of the second half, allowing one run on seven hits through seven-plus innings. He picked up his 14th win, to push his record back above .500. Alfonso Soriano hit a solo home run in the second inning — his first homer since the thumb injury — and the Giants tied it with Juan Perez’s RBI double in the third, but that was the extent of the scoring until Rodriguez went deep.

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71 Responses to “Rodriguez delivers must-have win with record-setting grand slam”

  1. NYY fan in NH September 20th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Nice to see Arod deliver in the clutch in a must-win situation.

  2. Niblick September 20th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    CC, Sori, Arod and Mo.

    Seems like old times.

  3. luis September 20th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Pat M,

    For what is worth… It’s really good to see you back… And for tonight at least, that Kontos trade looked very good ;)

  4. YanksPats September 20th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Alicks Rivera with the W. Gracias amigos.

  5. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Pat M,

    Pat M,
    I’ve seen her once in a while, yes. I don’t have enough time to be a regular in there, but it’s a nice place

    Hope you read my post supporting Andy to HOF and monument park

    Manny was at 22 GS, right?

  6. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Luis,

    Any chance for us to catch Sunday post-game?

    Where’s YF with her solution? LOL

  7. mnmboys September 20th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Manny has 21

  8. bruceb September 20th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    CC, Sori, Arod and Mo.
    Seems like old times.

    Kind of a fitting end to a sad day.

  9. Niblick September 20th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I think it was 21 for Manny.

  10. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    “mnmboys says:
    September 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    Manny has 21″

    Thank you!

  11. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    jmv, sorry but I will be at the Sunday game. I will dvr Mo ceremony. Will you get to see it?

  12. luis September 20th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Nope jmv… I am trying to get a ticket on the flight to NY on Sunday… I would be arriving a little late to the ballpark from the airport, but who cares… It’s Andy’s and Mo’s last game… I want to pay them my respects to both Yankee greats

  13. luis September 20th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    No YF… Direct TV doesn’t broadcast those events, maybe the highlights during the game… And MLB just broadcasts the game itself… My only chance is MLB network

  14. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Luis, YF

    I hope to watch it! A last minute trip is a can’t do for me. Should have been planned earlier.

  15. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    jmv-

    Good evening. I might need to speak to you sometime soon about an important matter.

    Will you be available via e-mail ?

    Thanks.

  16. Pat M. September 20th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    jmv. No I didn’t see your post so maybe you can either repost or they me where I can find it. I also feel in about 20 years Andy Pettite will be in Cooperstown. LGY is gone as well ?? I owe him Ritter bars . How about Tricia ??? Tin Cup might be closing his shop down for the winter . Sad that this is the state of the LoHud.

  17. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Orioles went ahead of the Rays, 4-3.

  18. jmills September 20th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    jmv, you’ve got my, Ferrari? :)

  19. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Luis, I hope you catch that plane!

    I’ll have to settle for a Mo’s Bluray

  20. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Greetings Pat M.

    Good to see you round.

    Trisha was here earlier in the day.

    LGY hardly ever shows up any more.

  21. exiledintampa September 20th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    At least I’ll get to see Sunday’s game on TBS.

  22. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Always available for you, MTU. Please use my gmail

  23. luis September 20th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Pat,

    Tricia is out for the night…She is still around…

  24. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you jmv.

    Much appreciated.

  25. jmills September 20th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Luis, yf, you both need to come up to Toronto and listen to, Glenn Gould.

  26. luis September 20th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    If it is on TBS, I will watch the the ceremony… Unless I actually get that ticket, which I doubt I will

  27. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    jmv-

    Please e-mail me the gmail account. I only have a Hotmail one.

    TIA.

    :)

  28. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Now this is a good thread

    Jmills,

    Didn’t! A good friend showed my his new MR-2. I like that little car! PS: you know I hate your Jays, right? LOL

  29. jmills September 20th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    As soon as I get Stieb back in the rotation I’m going to be fine.

  30. Niblick September 20th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Sori – 49 RBI in 51 games.

    And Cashman didn’t want to make the trade.

  31. jmills September 20th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    jmv, go out and beat that MR-2 in an echoe!

  32. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Great win tonight.

    Very enjoyable watching CC pitch that well.

    See you all tomorrow.

    Have a good rest of your evening.

    :)

  33. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    MTU, be well. Last day of summer; may it send healing your way.

  34. jacksquat September 20th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Damn, they called the Indians game.

  35. luis September 20th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Have a good one MTU…

  36. luis September 20th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I am out too….Good night all

  37. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    YF-

    Thanks. We could definitely use a break around here.

    It’s been a rough 6 months.

    ;)

  38. jmills September 20th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    MTU, thanks for the Yeats the other day, Sylvia liked it too.

  39. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks Luis.

    You too.

    Dulce suenos.

    :)

  40. jacksquat September 20th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    And the Rays tied it. :(

  41. MTU September 20th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Mills-

    You are most welcome.

    I have always liked classical poetry.

    Catch you tomorrow.

  42. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Sogni d’oro!

  43. pat September 20th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Quick call in Cleveland considering what’s at stake and that it was a 2-1 game.

  44. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Pat M,

    I didn’t show any stats about Andy, just talked about his consistency. Never seen a pitcher so reliable. And classy as few.

    HOF should get him. And monument park is a no-brainer

    Good night, MTU

  45. Captain Clutch September 20th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Interesting….
    —————-

    @therealarieber

    Yankees announce monument park will be closed to fans on Sunday. Monument for Mo? Or is that where Mettalica will be setting up????

  46. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I’m surprised about the Cleveland game too. Grr.

  47. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Interesting, CC

    That would be the fastest monument ever

  48. Hankflorida September 20th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    jmv September 20th, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    Hank,
    You are right. But Hal should stop doing anything and leave baseball decisions to people who actually care and know about it

    I agree that Hal is no judge of talent, but his subordinates who make decisions are not bringing up right handed hitters with opposite field power either from the farm or in free agency. Moose Skowron and Hank Bauer could take advantage of right field, and I would not be surprised if both their home run hitting 2nd basemen,Joe Gordon and Tony Lazzari, had that opposite field power. When I was watching the Yankee-Red Sox games, the Boston left handed batters were pulling a Yaztremski and hitting the Green Monster. You build a team to fit your park, and Hal should know that.

  49. Captain Clutch September 20th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    They will retire his number obviously but you would think it won’t happen until “Mo day” next year or so. It’s weird that they would do it this year.

  50. YanksPats September 20th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    If luis or anyone is interested, I will be recording the Mariano Rivera ceremony, postgame, and Exit Sandman special to my computer in 720p HD at 4.5mbps bitrate. I will then create it into a torrent for anyone that would like to download.

    I will not do it if nobody is interested. Please express your interest tonight if that appeals to you.

  51. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    C on Alex’s homer: “It’s awesome. It’s ARod. It’s vintage.”

  52. muddyduck September 20th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    YanksPats,

    I would be really appreciative if you were to do that. I likely won’t get that coverage up here, so I was hoping to find it somewhere online afterward. Thanks in advance if you happen to follow through. If not, no worries.

    Cheers!

  53. tucker September 20th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    How soon before a player is admitted to Monument Park. Maybe Mo makes an early entry? Maybe that is why it’s closed off … Metallica is also a good guess.

  54. YanksPats September 20th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    You might be able to find the ceremony on Youtube, but the quality will stink. You will not be able to find the YES postgame coverage or the Exit Sandman online.

  55. jmv September 20th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Interested in the recording, of course.

    Hank, we need a clean house

    Nite, all!

  56. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Mark Feinsand@FeinsandNYDN 1h
    Yankees are keeping quiet about Sunday’s Mo ceremony, but I can confirm Joe Torre, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams & Jeff Nelson will attend.
    Details

  57. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    ‘Night, jmv!

  58. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Unknown, what happened to your post?

  59. UnKnown September 20th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Chad zapped it, whatever it needed to be said. I will be having sweet dreams tonight. GO ALEEEEEX!! :lol: :grin:

  60. UnKnown September 20th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Good seeing you YF I’m out. Lucky for us AL keeped the season alive. Be back in a few days to busy with work, but had to drop in for AL’s great night.

    Enjoy Sunday. Make them be Happy Tears.

    GO AL!!!!! :grin:

  61. Soxpasfan September 20th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    They called the Cleveland game because MLB doesn’t want ARod anywhere near the playoffs. Who would? I amazed to read all of this gushing about him, even on a Yankees blog. Do you people really root for this guy?

  62. jacksquat September 20th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Need the O’s to win and tighten this race up.

  63. yankeefeminista September 20th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Unknown, will do! Have a good night! :)

  64. Soxpasfan September 20th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    If Girardi had any sense of decency, he would have benched ARod when he came back and starting hurling allegations at the Yankees in order to distract attention from his own cheating. Instead, the team sold its soul out of desperation, and now probably won’t make the playoffs anyway. Pathetic.

  65. YanksPats September 20th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    We all root for Alicks, as you root for Manny Ortez.

  66. Soxpasfan September 20th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Manny, who was nailed for PEDs after he played for Boston, never threatened to sue the Red Sox for God’s sakes. We’re not talking about your average PED user (as in Manny, Giambi, Clemens in his NY days, Pettitte – - come to think of it, a lot of Yankees are on that list).We’re talking about the most pathological narcissist, the biggest horse’s ass in the history of the game. Yankee legends like Torre and Jeter can’t stand the fool. And yet this blog is full of praise for him. Gee, maybe he can hit a home run and win the game on Rivera’s last home game! Wouldn’t that be swell!

  67. YanksPats September 20th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    You haven’t deluded yourself into believing Manny used PEDs with only the Dodgers, have you?

    Ortiz is worse than Alicks. Ortiz never admitted to anything, was never culpable for any of his actions, and continues to use to this day without repercussion.

    At least the troubled narcissist Alicks copped to one of his crimes.

  68. Soxpasfan September 20th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Ortiz has admitted he tested positive in 2003. ARod has reportedly been using since high school, has lied constantly about this to MLB, tried to destroy records, ratted on teammates, and threatened to sue his own club. There are hundreds of PED users in MLB (the Yankees have had more than their share, including the sainted Pettitte). But ARod is a different case altogether, and you know it. You simply can’t root for him with any self-respect.

  69. Soxpasfan September 20th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    For god’s sake, MLB is promoting ARod’s passing Gehrig’s grand slam record! It’s stomach turning.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....b_nyamlb_1

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