Alex Rodriguez's Saturday night in Trenton felt like the end is near

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A-Rod (left) drew four walks and played seven innings at third base for Trenton on Saturday.

A-Rod (left) drew four walks and played seven innings at third base for Trenton on Saturday.

Rodriguez was playing him deep and Franco hit a bullet, almost over the bag. Rodriguez, moving like a big cat, made two fleet steps to his right, fielded it smoothly, made the big turn toward and the long throw, 130 feet of pure strike. He got him by half a step. Bang, bang. It was perfect.