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Sunday reading: Francisco Rodriguez, Pat Misch and Alex Rodriguez

 At the Mets game, I wrote about Francisco Rodriguez, just as promised. K-Rod took questions after the game last night, because he pitched, and he really was not comfortable. Especially when people tried to slip in questions related to Wednesday night's incident. It'll be interesting to see how he handles this, as his legal situation moves forward.

The fans mostly booed K-Rod, Cody DeRespina reported. Although they cheered him after he put up a zero.

--Pat Misch pitched well in his first big-league appearance this season. He deserved a far better fate. It's easy to forget that Misch actually contributed to the 2009 Mets with decent pitching, after all hope had been lost. The Mets could do worse than to start him every fifth day for the rest of the season. 

--Ruben Tejada will rest today, after he added defensive imperfection last night to his standard offensive ineptitude. Luis Castillo will get a rare start in Tejada's place.

--Alex Rodriguez led the way as the Yankees won in Kansas City. Seriously, the way A-Rod has looked this season, did you ever think he had another three-homer game in him? Even against the Royals?

 --For my Sunday Insider, I spoke with Yankees second-round draft pick Angelo Gumbs and also addressed the Mets' farm system, the Twins' return on Johan Santana and some good work by Hank Steinbrenner.

--Good story from The New York Times' Tyler Kepner, who spent the week out West documenting the Giants and Padres. I told you the NL West would be super-competitive. Of course, I thought the Dodgers and Rockies would lead the way.

--Speaking of the Dodgers, gotta love (or not) Joe Torre, who's offering up his annual "Hamlet" routine as to whether he wants to keep managing beyond this season. Friends of Torre believe that he absolutely wants to be managing in 2011, and that the Cubs are his first choice. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see Torre leading the Cubs next season.

 --Self-promotion alert: I'll be on WFAN at 2:05 today with Richard Neer.

--Have a great day.

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