Rodriguez allowed five earned runs on four hits and seven walks while striking out four across 3.2 innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision. Rodriguez fought with his control throughout the start, with only 53 of his 100 pitches going for strikes. Though he has battled control for extended periods throughout his career, the seven walks on Thursday were unsurprisingly a career-worst. Even after Thursday's start, Rodriguez has only a 3.14 BB/9, his best mark since 2015. That said, this should be considered an isolated problem for Rodriguez, as he had walked only 2.4 batters per nine innings across his last 15 frames.
Rodriguez earned a quality start in Thursday's victory over the Blue Jays, but he settled for a no-decision. He allowed one earned run, five hits and no walks while striking out seven over six innings. Rodriguez was in position for the win, but the bullpen allowed the Blue Jays to tie the game in the eighth inning. He was efficient in the outing, only needing 78 pitches to complete six frames. Rodriguez lowered his ERA to 3.53 with the solid showing, and he owns an impressive 133:36 K:BB ratio over the course of 119.2 innings so far in 2018. His next start is scheduled for Thursday against the Yankees.
Rodriguez (12-4) took the loss Saturday against the Red Sox, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks across 3.1 innings. He struck out four. Rodriguez just didn't have it in this one. He needed 78 pitches to record just 10 outs while four of the six hits he allowed went for extra bases, including two solo homers. The southpaw fanned 12 batters across 5.2 innings and gave up just one run in his first start back from the disabled list last week, so he'll look to get back on track in his next start, which will come at home against the Blue Jays.
Rodriguez (12-3) struck out 12 and picked up the win in Saturday's 6-1 victory over the White Sox, allowing one run on three hits and one walk over 5.2 innings. The lefty was absolutely dominant in his return from an ankle injury, retiring the first 12 batters he faced -- 10 of them by strikeout -- en route to a season high in K's. Rodriguez will carry a 3.34 ERA into his next start Friday at home against the Astros.
Rodriguez (ankle) was activated from the disabled list ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the White Sox. As expected, Rodriguez is set to rejoin the Red Sox rotation after missing around six weeks with an ankle injury. The southpaw made two rehab appearances with Double-A Portland before being cleared to return, striking out 14 batters across eight scoreless innings. He compiled a 3.44 ERA and 110:32 K:BB across 19 starts (104.2 innings) prior to landing on the DL. Rodriguez will match up against Carlos Rodon in his first start back.