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TRENTON, N. Antonio Garcia Youth Jersey .J. -- Yankees fan Matt Kowalski made the short trip to Arm & Hammer Park, hoping to catch one more look at Alex Rodriguez. Kowalski got to see what he wanted -- Rodriguez homered Friday night for the Trenton Thunder, and many in the sellout crowd cheered as the embattled New York star rounded the bases. "I live 20 minutes away, and it could be the last chance to see him play," said Kowalski, of Mount Laurel. "Its kind of hard to not come out. Im afraid somethings pending. Thats the rumour, at least." Major League Baseball is set to suspend 14 players on Monday in the Biogenesis drug case, with Rodriguez likely to get the stiffest penalty. The 38-year-old third baseman hasnt played in the majors this season while recovering from hip surgery and a strained quadriceps. Rodriguez left Friday night after five innings. He later said the Yankees told him the tentative plan is for him to rejoin the big league team in Chicago for Monday nights game against the White Sox. Rodriguez said hes confident that will happen "unless I get hit by lightning, and these days you never know." "I am mentally prepared to play for five more years," he said. "Its not time for me to hang it up. I have a lot more left in me. I will keep fighting." The Yankees have said Rodriguez will play for Trenton on Saturday. The Yankees are in San Diego this weekend. "I wish they would come in a plane tonight. I wish I was in San Diego," he said. "I cant wait to see my teammates. I think I can help them. I think I can help them be a better team." Rodriguez rejoined the Yankees Double-A farm team earlier in the day, his second minor league rehabilitation assignment during this comeback. After drawing a walk in the first inning, he hit a long two-run homer in the third inning against Reading lefty Jesse Biddle, a No. 1 draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010. Rodriguez leisurely circled the bases to the cheers of the 8,080 fans, many who applauded in admiration of the shot. The three-time American League MVP pointed to someone behind home plate after touching it and headed to the dugout for congratulations by his temporary teammates. There were some boos during the night. "I think there were a lot of Phillies fans out there," he said. "A lot of people cheered when I hit the home run." In the fifth inning, Rodriguez was called out on strikes. He talked to a couple of fans in the stands, signed a few autographs and gave away his bat, and exited the game. Cheryl Dacey of Princeton Junction sat behind a couple of Philles fans who booed every time Rodriguez came to the plate. She totally enjoyed seeing him quiet them up with his home run. "In my opinion, Im 52, I think A-Rod is one of the best players I will see in my lifetime for baseball," said the longtime Yankees fan. "I think there is a witch hunt on for him." She got a chance to tell Rodriguez that, too. She left the stadium after he was taken out with her No. 13 Yankees uniform autographed. Earlier in the game, Rodriguez knocked down a hard grounder and threw the batter out at first by a half step. Prior to the game, Rodriguez smiled a lot, met his teammates and shook hands with coaches after stepping on the field at 4:13 p.m. He did not field questions from a massive media contingent before taking batting practice, throwing and fielding grounder in a 30-minute preparation for the game against the Fightin Phils. This was Rodriguezs second appearance with the Thunder this season, but the first one in New Jersey. While there were a couple of A-Rod jerseys in the stands, there also were Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira tops sprinkled in along with some from Philadelphia players. The 30-year-old Kowalski wore a Rodriguez uniform, and was somewhat forgiving when asked about A-Rods problems. "Its hard not to appreciate what A-Rod did for the Yankees," he said. "Anyone who turns a blind eye to 2009 is kidding themselves. They dont win a ring in 2009 without him, so its hard to forget that." Thunder Manager Tony Franklin did not think Rodriguezs presence would be a distraction. "Our guys understand the circumstances around this," he said. "Its all about baseball for our guys. One thing about baseball players is when the game they have a unique ability to separate whats on the field from whats off the field." It was hard not to notice Rodriguezs every step. Cameramen and reporters stared at him, and they looked over his shoulder as he signed autographs 20 minutes before the first pitch. "I expect him to be productive in this lineup," Franklin said of a player with 647 career home runs in the bigs. "Were in a pennant race, and I say it jokingly, but I look for the same effort he always gives. Hes the consummate professional when it comes to playing the game. The game means everything to him." Franklin kidded Rodriguez could keep up the tradition of stars buying food spreads for the minor leaguers after the game. On a more serious note, he said Rodriguez is "a regular guy" who can impart a lot to his players. He also wanted to see him in action. "I love watching him play," Franklin said. "I am still a fan of baseball and watching him play on the baseball field is what I enjoy." Deatrich Wise Jr. Jersey . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. Antonio Garcia Patriots Jersey . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. http:///...ers-patriots-jersey/ . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. CHASKA, Minn. -- Lee Westwood has seen a little bit of everything - and mostly success -- in nine previous Ryder Cup appearances for Europe.The Englishman has played on seven winning teams and is 20-15-6 in his matches. This year he needed an at-large pick from good friend Darren Clarke, the European captain, to make the team.And given all the changes made by the Americans leading up to the 41st Ryder Cup, Westwood says the pressure will be clearly on the opposition when matches begin Friday morning at Hazeltine National.We take a lot of pride in that, that the USA are taking it so seriously to bring this task force together and bring Davis [Love III] in as captain again, Westwood said. We take a lot of pride in that. Gives us a lot of confidence and puts added pressure on them.You form a task force and it doesnt go right this week, where do you go from there? Youve done pretty much all you can do. So well see how that goes.The U.S. formed a Ryder Cup task force in the aftermath of a third straight defeat two years ago at Gleneagles in Scotland. It was the Americans sixth loss in the past seven Ryder Cups, and their eighth in the past 10.The idea was to get the players more involved, tweak the points formula, and put forth a system of continuity that can be built on for future Ryder Cups in terms of assistants and captains.The task force was disbanded when Love was named captain in February 2015. It has been repllaced by a committee consisting of Love, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and three PGA of America executives, with the idea of having a system in place for the future. Deatrich Wise Jr. Patriots Jersey. Its very much like the model the Europeans have done, with tremendous success, in bringing out their best golf, and I give them a lot of credit in their ability to lift each other up to great heights, Mickelson said of the U.S. changes. To play some of their best golf together in these events, and when you get together as a team and work together, you can achieve much greater success than you ever can as an individual. And weve seen that for decades from the European side.Mickelson and J.B. Holmes are the only members of the U.S. side this year to have played on a winning Ryder Cup team. Westwood is among six European players who have been on a winning team, although the squad is filled out by six Ryder Cup rookies.It fills us with a lot of confidence, Westwood said. A lot of the players on the European side have had multiple experiences of winning Ryder Cups. And on the other side of that, on the U.S. team, a lot of their players have had multiple experiences of losing Ryder Cups. Winning is a habit, and a lot of the players on the European team have that habit and know what the experience is like and what to do. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '