Rodriguez (1-2) allowed four runs on four hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Sunday versus Houston. The southpaw got to work in the eighth inning, but Houston rallied against him, loading the bases with three singles before Yuli Gurriel hit a sacrifice fly. Chas McCormick added a two-run single against Rodriguez, and reliever Brett Martin allowed an inherited runner to score. Rodriguez had pitched 10 straight scoreless innings prior to Sunday. He now has a 4.76 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 13:3 K:BB in 12 appearances, and he's also collected five holds.
Rodriguez (1-1) earned the win Tuesday against the Twins after pitching a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Rodriguez pitched the bottom of the ninth shortly after the Rangers rallied from a 1-3 deficit in the top of the same inning, and he looked dominant. The 29-year-old left-hander tossed 10 of his 12 pitches. He's now posted six straight scoreless appearances (six innings) with an 8:1 K:BB in that span.
Rodriguez allowed a hit and two walks while striking out one over a scoreless eighth inning in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Red Sox. Rodriguez pitched into and out of trouble, retiring Xander Bogaerts with the bases loaded to preserve the Rangers' lead. It was the fourth hold for Rodriguez, who has authored five straight scoreless outings and taken control of the setup role since coming off the injured list two weeks ago.
Rodriguez struck out two over a scoreless eighth inning to earn his first hold in Monday's 6-4 win over the Angels. Rodriguez entered to start the eighth inning and retired the side in order, including inning-opening strikeouts of Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. Closer Ian Kennedy dusted off the Halos in the ninth for his fourth save of the season. The left-handed Rodriguez was recently activated off the injured list and has pitched in the eighth inning in both his appearances thus far. The Rangers are getting by with Kennedy as their closer, but Rodriguez is on hand in case the 36-year-old right-hander falters or manager Chris Woodward wants a southpaw in the ninth inning.
Rodriguez allowed two earned runs on three hits while recording only two outs in the eighth inning in Saturday's loss to the Orioles. He struck out one batter. Rodriguez made his season debut after being activated from the 10-day injured list Friday. The 29-year-old was unable to get comfortable, allowing the first three batters faced to reach base. Last year, Rodriguez recorded a 2.13 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 12.2 innings.
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