Until Alex Rodriguez hits hits 600 home runs, we'll be baseballreference.com-ing 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. Fausto Carmona, tonight's starter: 2-8, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K's (in postseason play: 0-4, 3 K's)
Vs. Chris Perez: 1-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Vs. Rafael Perez: 0-3, 2 K's. (In postseason play: 1-1, 1 HR, 1 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, or Frank Herrmann
Analysis: Man, I never thought I would have to write this many 600 Tracker posts. Seems like A-Rod has been stuck at 599 for way longer than the week and 20-odd at-bats he's been there. Carmona has struck Rodriguez out five times in eight career at-bats, eight in 11 career at-bats if you include Carmona's start in the 2007 ALDS. That does not bode well for Rodriguez. Neither does the fact he hasn't registered a hit off the Indians' bullpen yet this series.