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Alex Rodriguez: 5 Postseason Stats That Prove 2009 Clutch Streak Was a Fluke
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On the way to the New York Yankees World Series title in 2009, Alex Rodriguez came up with big hits in a number of postseason plate appearances. In 15 playoff games, Rodriguez hit .365 with six home runs and 18 RBI.

During the 2012 postseason, however, Rodriguez has struggled mightily. Yankees manager Joe Girardi even chose to pinch hit for Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth in Game 3 of the 2012 ALDS (Associated Press via ABC).

Rodriguez's performance in the postseason so far this year has helped demonstrate that he is not a clutch player. It is looking more like his clutch performance in 2009 was a fluke, and here are five stats that prove it. 

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