Alex Rodriguez is sitting at 598 home runs as he prepares to face Joel Piniero and the Angels. So will he get 599 against the Angels setting himself up for 600 against the Royals?â†µ
This new version of Pineiro shows little in the way of preference for facing lefties or righties, and as a sinkerballer, he doesn't allow many fly balls and therefore doesn't allow many home runs. So he'll be a challenge for A-Rod's homer pursuit. Still, considering Pineiro has allowed home runs to the likes of Brendan Harris, Gerald Laird, and Brad Penny on the year, the opportunity is there.â†µ
I would want to see him hit 600 against the Royals. The Royals play four against the Yankees after New York completes its series against Anaheim tonight so he'll certainly have his shot.