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On a night CC Sabathia once again didn’t have it, that couldn’t have been less of a story. That’s because Alex Rodriguez was in town and Ryan Dempster decided to try and be important. He failed miserably, costing the Red Sox an important game and important series in their quest to take home the division title.
The Red Sox looked to be in control. CC Sabathia was struggling and showed no signs of being able to keep the Yankees in the game. That’s when Ryan Dempster decided to throw at Rodriguez not once, not twice, but three times. No, failing to hit him in his first two attempts would not be his biggest failure on the night. Upon finally plunking Rodriguez with his 89 MPH change-up, I mean fastball, chaos erupted.
The home plate umpire inexcusably failed to toss Dempster out of the game and then proceeded to warn both benches. A complete botchery of the situation forced Yankees manager Joe Girard to blow a vein popping gasket and he was right. Not only is Dempster allowed to remain in the game (which was actually a good thing for the Yankees) but the inside corner was taken away from CC and so was his chance at a retaliation pitch. It was a double whammy for the Yankees and Girardi was furious. He lit a fire under his squad and was ejected for it.
In Rodriguez’s next at bat he drove in the go ahead run to a slew of cheers from the Fenway faithful. I guess not caring that they were now trailing. Have Sox fans forgotten that David Ortiz is guilty of the same PED use? It is pretty hypocritical to say the least. True revenge was had in A-Rod’s next at bat as he absolutely crushed a 446 foot bomb to dead center off Dempster. Rodriguez had plenty to say as he rounded the bases. He then posed at home plate pointing to the heavens.
Say what you want about Alex but Ryan Dempster (6-9, 4.77) was absolutely embarrassed on Sunday night. He decided to try and be important on a night the Red Sox needed to win. He sparked the Yankees bats, gave up an embarrassing bomb to Rodriguez and then got shown up by him. He gave up seven earned runs and allowed the Tampa Rays within one game of the division lead. If you want to make it about you, getting shelled is not the way to do it. It will be curious to see if Dempster gets suspended for throwing intentionally three times.
Nonetheless, Rodriguez certainly is no stranger to drama. You know Fenway Park was devastated after Dempster surrendered the blast. Brett Gardner who showed plenty of fire himself put the icing on the cake delivering the game winning three run double later that inning. Could this be the night that changes the Yankees season? Only time will tell but one thing is for sure. A Red Sox batter has one coming next month.
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Boston Red Sox’ pitcher Ryan Dempster intentionally plunked the often controversial Alex Rodriguez, a move that incensed Yankees Manager Joe Girardi leading to his ejection. Dempster threw behind A-Rod in the first pitch of the at bat, then proceeded to throw 2 more pitches inside for balls leading up to the plunking. The fourth pitch of the at bat Dempster made no mistake drilling...
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it is now being reported that Alex Rodriguez's attorneys are preparing a medical malpractice lawsuit against New York Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Major League Baseball is investigating the hit-by-pitch incident in last night's Red Sox-Yankee game. Specifically, MLB is determining whether Ryan Dempster intentionally hit Alex Rodriguez and, if so, whether the pitcher should be suspended.
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster wasn’t ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Yankees, even after he appeared to throw at Alex Rodriguez multiple times before plunking the Yankees third baseman on a 3-0 pitch. Dempster wasn’t as lucky, however, when it came to discipline from the league.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Dempster has been suspended five games...
Ryan Dempster plunked Alex Rodriguez during the Yankees vs Red Sox game. Joe Girardi was not happy at all, eventually being tossed from the game.
Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher, Ryan Dempster, was suspended by MLB for five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Tuesday for hitting New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Dempster was the first pitcher to be accused of throwing at A-Rod following his 211 game suspension in the Biogenesis scandal.
Dempster denied it was intentional...
There’s still a lot of talk swirling around Ryan Dempster’s five-day paid suspension. Obviously the Yankees don’t think it’s harsh enough. And before the suspension was dealt, John Farrell didn’t even think it was going to happen.
But as it turns out, Demspter’s suspension is pretty standard.
Writer Marc Normandin of Over the Monster...
Major League Baseball let Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster know they'll handle Alex Rodriguez's punishment on their own with no need for vigilante acts suspending Dempster five games for intentionally hitting the New York Yankees slugger Sunday night.
Dempster who was also fined an undisclosed amount was not ejected from the game Sunday after hitting Rodriguez in the...
Ryan Dempster you lose.
ESPN is reporting that Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for throwing at Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Ryan Dempster five-game suspension for throwing at A-Rod. #yankees #redsox
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 20, 2013
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A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez has declined Major League Baseball's
challenge to make public evidence that led to the 211-game
suspension of the New York Yankees star.