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600 Tracker: Alex Rodriguez Vs. Tonight's Opponents

Until Alex Rodriguez hits hits 600 home runs, we'll be his batter vs. pitcher history against his opposition for the night. Tonight? Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians.


Career vs. the Indians: 29 home runs

Career at Progressive Field/Jacobs Field: 10

Vs. Josh Tomlin, tonight's starter: Tonight is Tomlin's major league debut. (Minor league stats this year: 2.68 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 11 HR's in 107.1 IP)

Indians Bullpen:

Vs. Rafael Perez: 0-3, 2 K's. (In postseason play: 1-1, 1 HR, 1 RBI)

Vs. Chris Perez: 1-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI

Vs. Jensen Lewis: 0-2, 2 K's

Vs. Joe Smith: 0-2, 1 K

Vs. Hector Ambriz: 1-1, 1 RBI

Vs. Tony Sipp: 0-1

Has not faced Jeanmar Gomez, Jess Todd, Kerry Wood, or Frank Herrmann


Analysis: You never know what to expect out of a guy making his Major League debut, although you kind of hope his career doesn't start off by giving up a milestone homer to a future Hall-of-Famer. Actually, on second thought, that doesn't sound that bad. Memorable, at least. Tomlin has pretty great minor league stats, and has given up less than a homer per nine innings in his career thus far, so that bodes well for the 26-year old. And the Indians' bullpen still has just as staunch a record against Rodriguez as they did yesterday, so there's no help there.