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BOSTON -- Alex Rodriguez is likely to start only in the third and final game of the New York Yankees three-game series against the Red Sox on Thursday night. Troy Brown Jersey .New York manager Joe Girardi, asked before Tuesday nights opener of Rodriguezs final Yankee series on the road, said the controversial slugger would not start Tuesday and likely not start Wednesday against left-hander Drew Pomeranz.That would leave Thursday night, when knuckleballer Steven Wright goes for the Red Sox.Rodriguez will then play one more home game, Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, before being released. He is slated to sign a contract as an advisor to team managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner while collecting the rest of his player salary, but there is the chance he could sign with another team, either for the stretch run or next season.Rodriguez, who met the media in the visitors dugout before the game, said he was disappointed not to be starting the two games. Girardi, whose team is still somewhat alive in the wild card chase, said, Were trying to win games.Clearly, Rodriguez is no longer helping them win games.Rodriguez, hitting just .204 with nine homers and 29 RBI heading into his final four games with the team, was batting only .219 with three homers and 11 RBI in 73 at-bats against lefties. He was at .196 with six homers and 18 RBI against righties and was 3-for-22 lifetime against right-hander Rick Porcello, who started for Boston on Tuesday.He is 1-for-5 against Wright but did have success against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. He has never faced Pomeranz, who takes his fifth shot at his first win in a Red Sox uniform when he faces Nathan Eovaldi in the second game of the series.Pomeranz, who went from the National League All-Star team to the Red Sox, is 0-2 with a 6.20 ERA since arriving in Boston. He is coming off a six-inning outing (the most innings he has thrown in a game for the Red Sox) at Seattle where he allowed two runs on four hits, walked six (one intentional) and struck out six.He will be working for the first time since an ESPN report suggested he might have been damaged goods when acquired, the report also saying the Red Sox will not seek compensation.To my knowledge, hes gone through his work between starts, hes taken the ball as we anticipated, said manager John Farrell.Pomeranz pitched against the Yankees with San Diego on July 2, yielding a run on five hits and striking out seven in seven innings. He then threw seven innings of two-hit/shutout ball against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and that was it for his career with the Padres.Eovaldi, who throws as hard or harder than any starter in the major leagues, has lost his last two starts to fall to 9-8 and is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts since returning to the rotation after a demotion to the bullpen. His nine wins lead the Yankees and he is 3-0 with a 4.60 ERA lifetime against the Red Sox -- 2-0 with a 5.94 in three starts at Fenway Park. Custom Patriots T-shirts . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Lamar McHan Jersey . JOHNS, N. http:///...sey-large-1281f.html . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". Cronulla star Ben Barba admits he took it upon himself to step up in the absence of the clubs State of Origin stars in Sundays NRL win over Penrith.NSW Origin quintet James Maloney, Jack Bird, Wade Graham, Andrew Fifita and skipper Paul Gallen are all in camp ahead of Wednesdays game three, but that didnt stop the Sharks securing their 13th win in a row.And Barba played a major role in the win, scoring two tries to take his season tally to 11 - the most since his Dally M medal-winning season in 2012.The 27-year-old said he had a major shift in mindset before the clash against the Panthers.I didnt say too much during the week but I thought with some of the older boys out this week there was a chance there for me to rev the boys up there a little bit, Barba said.I really tried to take a leadership role there with some of the guys out. It was a really special win. Im glad I took the chances when I did.Twice the former Canterbury dynamo showed his trademark acceleration to bllast the Panthers for back-to-back tries in the first half that helped set up the victory. Larry Allen Jersey. However Barba said he hadnt returned to his top speed, revealing both Valentine Holmes and Sosaia Feki had covered him for pace at the club.He conceded he might never reach the same speed that catapulted him into stardom all those years ago.All that stuff was four or five seasons ago so Im never going to be quick as I was, he said.But I guess Im a little bit smarter now. I try to use that to the best of my ability in terms of picking my times when to run.Im using the other guys at the back (Sosaia Feki and Valentine Holmes) better too.The more I can use them to cart the ball back into the line, Im thankful for them because they allow me to do my stuff in attack.Thats been the big difference for me this year - Im a lot smarter and a lot wiser. ' ' '
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