Sunday, August 18, 2013

A-Rod hit by Dempster pitch in first at-bat against Red Sox (VIDEO)

Alex Rodriguez was hit by a Ryan Dempster pitch in his first at-bat against Boston Sunday night, prompting both the Yankees and Red Sox players to clear the benches and bullpens in a tense scene at at Fenway Park.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi ran onto the field during the nationally-televised game, threw his cap to the ground and was ejected. He was tossed during a heated argument after plate umpire Brian O'Nora warned both teams against further trouble. Girardi loudly insisted to O'Nora that Dempster intentionally took aim at A-Rod two times before finally nailing him on a third attempt.

Dempster's fastball hit Rodriguez in the second inning with a 3-0 pitch. Dempster threw his first pitch of the inning behind the legs of Rodriguez, missed inside with the next two pitches and then threw a fastball that glanced off A-Rod's elbow pad and deflected into his back setting off an explosion of cheers by the Sox faithful.

Rodriguez was recently suspended 211 games by Major League Baseball in a drug case. He is appealing and allowed to play until there is a decision.

1 comment:

  1. wmsav40@hotmail.comAugust 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Its disgusting that a professional ball player would deliberately hit another ball player with a pitch. The pitcher should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, or minimum given a major fine and suspended for 1/2 the season. I am not a big A Rod fan, but I am thrilled he drilled a home run in the 6th against the pitcher who hit him. Its disgusting that someone would sink so low to possibly maim someone over something so petty!!! And what is going on with MLB that they would let this pitcher continue to pitch? Its a disgrace!!!