Two quick notes on Joe Girardi's decision not to relocate Alex Rodriguez in the batting order:
- If you're going to play A-Rod at all, there is only so far you can bury him. Moreover, you can't move a player down without moving another up, and given the current state of the Yankees offense, that doesn't seem too promising.
- A 1-for-9 is no big deal. Ted Williams went 1-for-9 in two games sometime. This is the ultimate in small samples and there's no reason to overreact to it.
- Having said that, if you want to make the case that Rodriguez's post-injury form has been weak overall, I wouldn't disagree. But if he's really that diminished, why is he playing in the first place?