Rodriguez allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk, striking out 10 and taking a no-decision after pitching six-plus innings in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Rockies. Rodriguez got into trouble to start the seventh inning, and Matt Barnes was unable to stop the bleeding as the Rockies rallied to tie the game. Rodriguez sees his ERA jump back up to 4.89 across 49.2 innings this year, and he's racked up 56 strikeouts. The lefty will try to get back on track Monday in Toronto.
Rodriguez didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 9-4 win over the A's, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks over 4.2 innings while striking out seven. The left-hander couldn't quite qualify for his third win of the year, throwing 63 of 97 pitches for strikes before getting the hook with two runners aboard in the fifth inning and the Red Sox trying to protect a 6-4 lead. Rodriguez will carry a 6.16 ERA and 35:12 K:BB through 30.2 innings into his next start Saturday, on the road against the White Sox.
Rodriguez (2-2) picked up the win in Wednesday's 11-4 victory over the Tigers, giving up one run on two hits and three walks over six innings while striking out seven. The southpaw blanked Detroit for five innings before finally getting touched for a run in the sixth on a Niko Goodrum sacrifice fly. Rodriguez has delivered quality starts in two of his last three outings, and he'll take a 5.88 ERA and 28:10 K:BB through 26 innings into his next start Monday, at home against the A's.
Rodriguez allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts and a walk across 5.1 innings during a no-decision against the Rays on Friday. An error in the sixth led to Rodriguez giving up two runs, one of which was unearned, but it cost him the win. He couldn't finish the frame, and the Rays tied the game with the two runs. Still, this was a better outing for Rodriguez. He has ugly numbers, but he's pitched better in his last two appearances. Overall, he is 2-1 with a 7.20 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 20 innings across four starts. His next start should come at home against the Tigers on Wednesday.
Rodriguez (1-2) picked up the win Friday after allowing two runs on three hits and striking out eight over 6.2 innings against Baltimore. Rodriguez surrendered a two-run blast in the seventh inning, although it turned out to be one of the few mistakes he made on the night. The 26-year-old struggled through his first two outings of the season (11 runs allowed over eight innings) but managed to return to form in a much-needed win for the Red Sox.