A-Rod Good, Yankees Not

April 24, 2007 – 1:37 am by Ryan Phillips

Remember last year during the stretch drive and playoffs when everyone was complaining that Alex Rodriguez wasn’t pulling his weight on the Yankees? What a difference seven months makes.

A-Rod continued his assault on American League pitching last night, hitting his 13th and 14th homeruns of the season. With seven days remaining in the month, Rodriguez has already tied the record for the most homers in April, and has already become the fastest to 14 homers in major league history. Dude is straight raking (sorry for going a little Stuart Scott on you there).

Oh, and by the way, the Yankees lost their fourth straight game last night too, falling 10-8 to the Devil Rays. Yes, the DEVIL freaking RAYS. The Bronx Slumpers are now 8-10 on the season, and sit just .5 games out of last place in the AL East.

So what’s wrong with the Yankees? Aside from their bloated payroll, average bullpen and over-the-hill pitching staff that can’t seem to stay healthy, not much. A-Rod has 14 HR, 34 RBI and is hitting .400, good enough to lead the Major Leagues in all three triple crown categories. So basically Rodriguez is having one of the most dominant stretches in baseball history and his team can’t play up to his ability. Seriously it’s an exact 180-turn from last fall, and it’s also hilarious. Oh and just to give you another number to chew on, Derek Jeter already has six errors this season. He had just 15 in each of the past two seasons.

So did A-Rod make a Joe Hardy-esque deal with the devil, thereby “Damming” his Yankee teammates? Eh, eh? Anybody? Oh come on people, get the reference, geez.

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