Discussion

After deep valley, A-Rod reaches peak

From PED revelations to 600th homer, Rodriguez has come a long way

Updated: August 4, 2010, 9:18 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- When the 600th home run of his career landed in the netting over Monument Park, Alex Rodriguez felt a mixture of exhilaration and relief. He knew he had been pressing over the past 12 games and 46 at-bats, just trying to will No. 600 across so he could return to being the new-and-improved, quieter-off-the-field A-Rod.

The struggles had culminated with an 0-for-17 streak that coincided with the Yankees' three-game losing streak. Instead of it being the joy of 600, he had been ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Back To Reality
    The Yanks' Jekyll-and-Hyde offense put up just two runs, dropping the series in Texas.
  • Presidential Treatment
    Jeter got boots, a check and a visit from George W. Bush in his last game in Arlington.
  • Keep The Lights On
    The Mets have won 14 of 21, and their future is looking rather bright.
  • For Ryan Out Loud!
    Never mind the fact the Jets haven't made the playoffs in three years. It's July, Rex.
  • And Who, McAdoo?
    Beyond Eli Manning and Victor Cruz, who can Ben McAdoo count on?