"Yankee fans are furious at Alex Rodriguez for playing so poorly in the playoffs and many of them have been insulting him in public. Apparently A-Rod got so angry that he took a swing at a fan and grounded into a double-play." (Conan O'Brien)
Sure, laugh it up Conan! But those five games against the Angels in the Division Championship were definitely not funny at the time. A quick look at the numbers of our hero:
Stolen Bases: 1
Caught Steeling: 1
Hope Crushing Double Play Ground-Outs: 1
Of course, it's not really fair to single A-Rod out for his poor performance this post season. Matsui single-handedly stranded eight of his teammates on base, and Sheffield and Bubba Crosby's collision in center field in game five allowed the Angels to take the lead.
I'm trying to come up with some "Best of the 2005 ALDS" stats for the Yanks, but first I'll need to sift through my memories of errors in the infield, double plays and strikeouts...I wonder how many stand-out Yanks plays this post season I can come up with?
Labels: a-rod trouble, post-season