Photograph By AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
After A-Rod's brutal ALDS in 2005 (.133 average with no homers or RBIs in a five-game defeat to the Angels) and a rough start to his October in 2006, skipper Joe Torre raises eyebrows by dropping A-Rod to the eighth spot in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALDS. It doesn't help. A-Rod goes 0-for-3 in an 8-3 Tigers win, sealing a series sweep. A-Rod finishes the series hitting .071, again without any home runs or RBIs.