Oct
04

A-Rod takes home September’s AL Player of the Month award

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Coming into September, Alex Rodriguez was having a disappointing season, and he was serving time on the disabled list. He returned to the lineup on September 5th and had a month to remember. After .309/.385/.667 with 9 home runs and an AL-leading 26 RBIs, A-Rod earned himself the AL Player of the Month award. A-Rod’s hot September allowed him to reach 30 home runs for the 13th time of the year, and when he returned from the DL, that mark seemed unlikely. Hopefully, he’ll carry the hot hitting into the ALDS and beyond.

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34 Comments»

  1. Guest says:

    To quote TSJC, “Best worst contract ever”

  2. RalphieD says:

    Its too much to expect a 2009 arodian post-season this year…but i sure hope he comes close

  3. NYg says:

    When I think A-rod in the post season, I think of Twin killings, not the double plays, but the winning bombs. Arod has to be excited to return for more…

  4. larryf says:

    And without ARod in September, the 6-17 Yanks would have been 2-21?

    Not exact but you know what I mean….

    I went to the Sept 4th Saturday victory over the Jays-the last game of the Nunez/Pena period of our season. ARod returned and was great but we weren’t.

  5. It'sATrap says:

    Grandy got robbed! lol jk

  6. Sam says:

    Glad to see him get the recognition he deserved. The fact that he’s been able to scramble for 30 homers at the end of these last two years despite the injuries is near miraculous too.

    • He’s still averaging around 40 home runs per 162 games, but he hasn’t been able to approach 162 since 2007. The power’s still there. Maybe he can stay healthy next year.

  7. dkidd in sunny los angeles says:

    he finished strong last year and look what happened

    it’s crazy how much i want him up when it matters

  8. Dream of Electric Sheep/ still haven't register /too lazy says:

    Will the Rod ever hit 50 home runs again?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Doubt it unless he gets a new hip or something.

    • Total Dominication says:

      IF he can remain healthy next year, that would be his best shot.

    • Take a look at the list of all players to hit 45 or more at age 35 or older. Except for some guy named Babe Ruth and maybe Andres Galarraga and Hank Aaron, they all seem to have one thing in common. No one his age has ever legitimately hit 50 although Ruth would have in a 162-game season.


      • aRX says:

        I was 5 seconds from hitting reply, wondering what Ruth had in common with the others…

        That 3 minute edit feature is going to lead to a lot of posts that seem to make no sense (more than usual, anyway) :-)

        Anyway, 50? Probably not. But I think if he stays healthy next year, he has a legit shot at 42-45.

        • Carlosologist says:

          I agree. I think we won’t see the power drought we saw early this season because I’m pretty sure Alex and K-Long fixed the mechanical issue that was preventing him from hitting for power. Since K-Long fixed A-Rod, he hit .256/.325/.523.

      • Total Dominication says:

        I think 50 is unlikely, but wouldn’t you agree that A-rod is in Ruth/Aaron territory in terms of offensive might.

      • Tom Zig says:

        Andres Galarraga also played in Coors Field pre-humidor.

        In 1996 he hit 35 of his HRs at Coors to the tune of a 1.157 OPS (.738 SLG).

  9. Accent Shallow says:

    In Rod we trust!

  10. Andy says:

    Is it weird that I get way more excited when Alex comes through in the clutch than anyone else on the team?

    Is it also weird that I worry about his psyche when he doesn’t?

  11. Jerome S. says:

    The MSM’s head just exploded.

  12. AndrewYF says:

    Guys, it doesn’t mean anything, since September stats are meaningless. A-Rod is still a cancer, and will always hurt the Yankees more than he helps them. I can’t legitimately get excited for the Yankees as long as he’s on the team.

    /Lombardi’d

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