BeanBall In Boston: Alex Rodriguez Intentionally Plunked By Dempster
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 Rodriguez in the elbow and rib area with a pitch. Rodriguez stood quietly while Girardi went bezerk voicing his displeasure to the home plater umpire. Rodriguez had the last laugh smashing a home run off Dempster later in the game. Always a fun time when the Red Sox and Yankees mathc-up.