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If you don't succeed TRY, TRY, TRY and TRY AGAIN! That's what it took for Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, who made a poor effort in sending a message to public enemy #1, Alex Rodriguez in the second inning of the Red Sox/Yanks game Sunday night. Arod, who has been under serious scrutiny for PEDs knows everyone is after him and to his credit has taken everyone's best shot quite well.
Dempster nailed Arod in the left elbow on a 3-0 pitch that led to home plate umpire Brian O'Nora giving warnings to both teams and ejecting Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Girardi did what a manager was supposed to do, protecting his players at all cost. Not sure why Dempster wasn't ejected as he blatantly threw at Alex several times. Here's a look at the at-bat and Joe Girardi ejection.
Hitting Rodriguez didn't bold well for Dempster. He immediately gave up a double to Curtis Granderson. Granderson and Arod later scored on a sac fly and a Eduardo Nunez single to tie the game at two. Update* In the sixth inning Alex Rodriguez solo home run lead to a four run rally and a 7-6 Yankees lead.
If the baseball thing doesn't work out for A-Rod over the next 4 years, he's got a great future as a pro wrestler. Loves being the villain. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 19, 2013Follow us on Twitter LeRoy McConnell III@kcmac38
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