A-Rod whiffing in first Series opportunity

Yankees are in big trouble unless Rodriguez can recover from his 0-for-8, six-K start

Originally Published: October 29, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- A-Rod to K-Rod? That will be the knee-jerk reaction to Alex Rodriguez's World Series plunge into Oh-fer Land. And for once, the knee has a point.

Scalding hot in the two previous rounds of this postseason, Rodriguez is now colder than those $10 draft beers they're selling at the Yankee Stadium concession stands. His numbers are boo-grade material: Eight at-bats. Zero hits. Six strikeouts.

"It's eight at-bats," Rodriguez said. "I'm not concerned at all."

Rodriguez's ...

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