Alex Rodriguez 'Clutch Perfermonances'

    Saturday, October 10, 2009, 8:39 PM [General]

    "Here's supposedly the best player in baseball. If they didn't win, it was his fault." "He can't come through in the clutch." "He'll hit 50 meaningless homeruns."

    If I wanted, I could list many more exact quotes off the top of my head, but you don't want to hear that; you get the message, and if you didn't know, than you need to become a better fans--Yankee fans are upset with A-Rod's performance in the clutch, especially in the postseason.

    Before this season, he was a combined 23/94 with 4 homeruns and 9 RBI with the since he came to the Yankees. Other than 2004, he was just 7/44 with 1 homerun and a lowly 1 RBI.

    Although he hit .290 with RISP, he is notorious for striking out with RISP in big games, especially with 2 outs, even though he hits .283 with RISP and 2 outs. I think he get's a very bad deal, because those numbers are very respectable. Of course, some people will argue that since he makes so much money, he should be superhuman.

    This season though, he is widely known as a clutch player, although hitting less with RISP and RISP with 2 outs. This is mainly due to his huge hits in close games during the 7th inning or less.

    During this postseason, so far, he is hitting .500 with 1 HR and 5 RBI, and certainly that HR yesterday was AMAZING.

    It just goes to show how important it is to Yankee fans to beat the Red Sox. I think that A-Rod was actually very clutch before, and he's NOT AS CLUTCH THIS YEAR.

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