Alex Rodriguez Must Adjust His Hitting Approach

Posted: 1st November 2009 by Joseph DelGrippo in MLB
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An in-game analysis of Alex Rodriguez hitting approach: In the second inning of tonight's game, Alex was hit in the upper back by a pitch from Joe Blanton. It was the third time in the last five at-bats Rodriguez was hit by a pitch. After a conference between the umpires, they decided stupidly to warn both benches about retaliation. Alex exacerbated the situation by telling home plate umpire Mike Winters it was obvious the Phillies were throwing at him. I disagree with Alex. The Phillies are not throwing at Alex, but are following the game plan all teams have this postseason. Throw Alex fastball inside on the hands to get two strikes on him, then go away with junk to get him out. Pedro Martinez worked this to perfection in Game Two. When the Phillies pitchersámiss on that inside pitch, th ...

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