Rodriguez (7-4) surrendered one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a win over the Orioles. Rodriguez gave up his lone run in the first inning on a solo homer, but he was able to buckle down and toss six consecutive scoreless frames to close out his night. The 26-year-old southpaw has struggled to find consistency through his first 14 starts of the 2019 campaign, though he'll attempt to piece together back-to-back solid outings in his next scheduled appearance, which lines up for Wednesday in Minnesota.
Rodriguez (6-4) allowed four runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks while taking a loss against the Rays on Sunday. The left-hander went five straight starts in late April and early May without giving up a homer, but he's allowed five in his last four starts. Rodriguez tossed up two more long balls Sunday. With 80 strikeouts in 72 innings, Rodriguez is valuable in that category, but he's somewhat of a liability in other areas. While he is 6-4, Rodriguez owns a 5.00 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. His next start is scheduled to be at the Orioles on Friday.
Rodriguez (6-3) picked up the win in Tuesday's 8-3 victory over the Royals, allowing two runs on six hits over 5.2 innings while striking out seven. The southpaw fell just short of his sixth quality start of the season, getting the hook after 89 pitches (60 strikes). Rodriguez remains a reliable source of strikeouts despite his inability to go deep into games -- he's fanned at least five batters in 10 consecutive outings. He'll take a 4.88 ERA and 73:20 K:BB through 66.1 innings into his next start, which is scheduled for Sunday at home against the Rays.
Rodriguez will not start in this weekend's series against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Rodriguez originally lined up to start Friday, but with Thursday's postponement pushing Chris Sale back a day, Rodriguez will end up the odd man out. Rick Porcello and David Price will pitch Saturday's and Sunday's games, respectively. The 26-year-old lefty has a 5.04 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 66:20 K:BB through 60.2 innings, and could be called upon to start Tuesday at Kansas City.
Rodriguez (5-3) allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings Sunday in a win over the Astros. Rodriguez gave up a run in the first inning on a single to left field, but he would settle down and finish his day with five scoreless frames. The southpaw managed to bounce back following a tough couple of starts, as prior to Sunday's series finale, he'd yielded 11 runs over his last two outings. Rodriguez owns a 5.04 ERA with 66 punchouts over 60.2 innings this season.