A-Rod Enters Top 10 on All-Time HR List

For everything that was said about Alex Rodriguez over the offseason, he took it as movitation for the 2009 season. So far, you haven't heard a word about A-Rod doing anything crazy or questionable. He has let his play do the the talking. And he's talking in a big way.

He missed the first 5 weeks of the season due to his hip injury, then he comes back and hits the very FIRST pitch he sees this season out for a 3-run HR. Then on his 1st weekend back at home, he hits a game-tying HR in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Twins. He's had many highlights this season, both offensively and defensively. Yesterday was his last.

Alex hit 2 HRs in yesterday's 14-8 loss. The 2nd HR put him in the top 10 on the All-Time HR list. He passed Rafael Palmerio to get into the top 10.

A-Rod has quickly put up some good numbers. 17 HR and 50 RBI are solid numbers for someone who missed 5 weeks of the season. His average is also on the incline, he's at .263. Not something you really would be proud of but considering just a few weeks ago he was around .220 then you appreciate the .260 batting average.

He won't be participating in any All-Star Game festivities so he will be getting a 4 day rest which hopefully will help him for the remainder of the summer. It could slow his hot streak down a bit but Alex is a good enough player to start a new one come next weekend.

Alex has been ALL baseball this season and that's the way it should be. Other than the minor Kate Hudson talk Alex hasn't drawn much attention to himself. Hoepfully he keeps it that way and stays focused on the game and on winning championship number 27.

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