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K-Rod 'embarrassed' over D.C. disaster

Closer calls meltdown 'the freaking worst performance I've ever had in my entire life'

Updated: July 4, 2010, 3:06 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

WASHINGTON -- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez had been jovial Friday night, cracking one-liners about how he texted one-time enemy Brian Bruney to welcome him to the organization on a minor league deal.

One day later, after the Mets had survived their first encounter with rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg and took a two-run lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, K-Rod produced what he labeled "the freaking worst performance I've ever had in my entire life."

Rodriguez nearly ...

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