How valuable has
Alex Rodriguez been during this postseason?
With his fifth
inning blast, Rodriguez moved into a tie with Reggie Jackson for second on the
Yankees all-time list in home runs during a single postseason. Jackson and
Rodriguez trail Bernie Williams by only one homer. A-Rod’s latest long ball was
his fifth of the 2009 postseason. It was his third in three games, and like the
bomb he hit last night, it cleared the left-field wall and the Angels bullpen.
And, of course,
three of Rodriguez’ home runs this postseason tied three separate games in the
seventh inning or later. The Yankees went on to win all three of those games.