After missing out on his team's record homerun rally Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez again failed to hit number 500 in last night's 8-1 win over Chicago. A-Rod, 0-21 since July 25th, came up empty as the Bombers booked a club record 13 dingers in their last two games. Last night's two blasts from Jorge Posada helped seal a strong outing by 7-7 Andy Pettite.
Though 0-4 in his last performance, A-Rod swung well, and kept fans guessing on a few long fly-outs. "We're home through Sunday. I'd like to believe it'll happen here," skipper Joe Torre said about his slugger's bid to become the youngest to 500 homeruns, "If it doesn't, we're all going to be putting on straightjackets with this."