Rodriguez allowed six hits and one walk while striking out 10 over four scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Rays.
Rodriguez padded what was already a promising spring. The downside to all the strikeouts is that the pitch count hit the 80s, and he was unable to work a fifth inning. The lefty has allowed two runs on 11 hits and two walks while fanning 20 over 11 spring innings. Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke hasn't announced the Opening Day starter, but as reported by Ian Browne of MLB.com, he told reporters to "figure out the math" to determine who will be on the mound March 26 at Toronto. On a five-day progression going forward, Rodriguez's third turn falls exactly on Opening Day.
Rodriguez is emerging as the leading candidate to start on Opening Day against the Blue Jays, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Boston manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Wednesday that he doesn't want to name an Opening Day starter too soon, but he's already told the pitcher he's decided on. Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays and would get the nod in the opener if he continues to start every five days. The 26-year-old posted a career-best 3.81 ERA across 203.1 innings (34 starts) during his fifth campaign with Boston in 2019. If the team's ace, Chris Sale, is forced to miss multiple months to begin the season, Rodriguez will be heavily relied upon to deliver quality innings to a Red Sox team that will likely feature three new members to their starting rotation compared to last year's staff.
Rodriguez allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings in Friday's spring game against Atlanta.
Interim manager Ron Roenicke was pleased with Rodriguez's execution for a second straight start, reports Dawn Klemish of MLB.com. "He really threw some good breaking balls today. The fastball and changeup are always there, the cutter is good, but he threw some really nice curveballs. It was nice to see," said the manager. The left-hander used his offspeed arsenal to induce several swings-and-misses against the Braves' "A" lineup. Rodriguez is on schedule to start Opening Day.
Rodriguez allowed two hits and struck out six over three scoreless innings Saturday against the Yankees.
Rodriguez was sharp again Saturday, five days after looking equally impressive during a simulated game during which he fanned teammate Rafael Devers five times. "He threw some really good pitches. Located his fastball well. Threw some good changeups," interim manager Ron Roenicke told Ian Browne of MLB.com. "He got in a little bit of trouble, but his command is so good [that] he's able to get out of it. He makes pitches when he needs to." After a string of seasons in which a leg injury of some sort curtailed Rodriguez, the left-hander dazzled in 2019, finishing sixth in voting for the AL Cy Young award, tying for the MLB lead with 34 starts and throwing more than 200 innings for the first time in his career. The Red Sox haven't named an Opening Day starter yet, but that honor is expected to go to Rodriguez.
Rodriguez (knee) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Saturday's spring game against the Yankees, according to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic.
Rodriguez's first outing of the spring was delayed a few days because of a sore left knee, but he is ready to take the mound Saturday. He should still have plenty time to build up his stamina before the regular season begins, and with Chris Sale (illness) likely opening on the injured list, he's the favorite to take the ball Opening Day.
Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to start Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Rodriguez likely would have started one of Boston's first few games of the spring, but his debut was delayed after he experienced left knee soreness coming out of a bullpen session last week. The southpaw was cleared to resume mound work just a few days later, so he won't find himself too far behind Boston's fellow rotation candidates once he joins the pitching schedule over the weekend.
Rodriguez (knee) completed a bullpen session Monday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
Rodriguez's spring debut was pushed back after he hurt his knee during a bullpen session last week, but his ability to get back on the mound a few days later suggests the injury won't threaten his availability for the start of the season. If Rodriguez's knee responded well to Monday's side session, he could be cleared to face hitters in live batting practice later this week.
Rodriguez slipped prior to a bullpen session Wednesday and is dealing with left knee soreness, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Rodriguez has dealt with right knee injuries in the past. He was able to throw two live innings in the bullpen after slipping, but his left knee felt sore the next day. Manager Ron Roenicke downplayed the severity of the injury, but the Red Sox will let Rodriguez rest for a few days before he perhaps letting him throw Monday. The southpaw had been scheduled to pitch in Sunday's game, but the team will now push him back as it works to determine his best path forward.
Rodriguez will make $8.3 million in 2020 after losing his arbitration case, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez reportedly asked for $8.975 million. The 26-year-old southpaw is coming off one of his best seasons to date, as he made 34 starts and finished with a 3.81 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 213:75 K:BB in 203.1 innings.
Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts across seven innings during a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday.
Rodriguez allowed seven runs and 11 hits in his last start but won, but he settled for a no-decision despite holding the Orioles to three runs in seven frames Sunday. The no-decision denied Rodriguez his 20th win. He still turned in a great season, though, going 19-6 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 213 strikeouts in 203.1 innings.
Rodriguez (19-6) picked up the win in Tuesday's 12-10 victory over the Rangers, coughing up seven runs on 11 hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out six.
The southpaw needed 113 pitches (67 strikes) to record the minimum 15 outs required to quality for the win, but fortunately for Rodriguez, the Red Sox piled on all 12 of their runs in those first five frames. He'll take his shot at win No. 20 in the season finale, at home against the Orioles on Sunday.
Rodriguez (18-6) picked up the win on Thursday after holding the Giants to one run (unearned) on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out 10 across six innings.
The southpaw continued down his path of consistency, engraving himself as Boston's top pitcher this season. Rodriguez recorded double-digit punch outs for the fourth time this year as he reached new career highs in innings pitched (191.1), strikeouts (199) and wins (18). He'll carry a 3.53 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 199:70 K:BB into a Tuesday matchup at Texas.
Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6.2 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
Rodriguez was completely dominant through six frames, allowing just a pair of two-out singles. Manager Alex Cora made a possibly ill-advised decision to let the starter hit with two outs and the bases loaded and just a one-run lead in the seventh inning, though, as Rodriguez went on to walk in the game-tying run in the bottom half of the frame before being pulled with two outs. Despite failing to record the win, it was a dominant start for the lefty, who's now allowed no more than one run in five of his last six starts.
Rodriguez (17-6) gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
Rodriguez had 14 swinging strikes and 25 called strikes in the quality start. It's been an impressive stretch for Rodriguez, having only allowed four runs in his last 32.1 innings. The 26-year-old has a 3.73 ERA with 177 strikeouts through 30 starts this season. Rodriguez is scheduled to make his next start Sunday against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Rodriguez (17-5) allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven shutout innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
Rodriguez showcased his swing-and-miss stuff, generating 22 swinging strikes to back up his eight punchouts. Though he struggled with his control, Rodriguez was able to escape every jam he found himself in -- particularly in the fourth inning when he stranded the bases loaded. After struggling his way to a 4.65 ERA in 18 starts prior to the All-Star break, Rodriguez has earned a 2.57 ERA in 10 outings since. Overall, he owns a 3.81 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 17 wins and 168 strikeouts across 172.2 innings. His next start is currently scheduled for Monday against the Yankees.
Rodriguez (16-5) earned the win over the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
Although Rodriguez allowed nine hits, the southpaw prevented major contact and did not surrender any home runs for the third straight game, which is especially impressive at Coors Field. After tossing 14.2 scoreless innings in his last two starts, Rodriguez blanked the Rockies until the fourth frame when he loaded the bases and allowed Garret Hampson to reach on an RBI infield single. The 26-year-old began to unravel in the fifth, but he held Colorado to a pair of runs to limit the damage. Rodriguez, whose 16 wins tie Justin Verlander for second best among all major-league pitchers, now sports a 3.97 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 160:62 K:BB. He'll look for his fourth straight victory against the Twins on Tuesday.
Rodriguez (15-5) earned the win Friday after holding the Padres scoreless across seven innings. He gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six.
Rodriguez delivered another stellar performance, holding his opponent scoreless for the second straight start after blanking the Orioles across 7.1 innings last time out. The 26-year-old southpaw is now 7-1 in his last nine appearances as he continues to lead the Red Sox starters in both wins (15) and ERA (3.92). Rodriguez will gear up for a tough road matchup against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Rodriguez (14-5) struck out four and picked up the win Saturday, giving up four hits and two walks over 7.1 scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory over the Orioles.
The southpaw tossed 70 of 106 pitches for strikes in one of his best -- and most efficient -- outings of the year. Rodriguez will take a 4.10 ERA and 149:58 K:BB through 153.2 innings into his next start, likely to come next weekend in San Diego.
Rodriguez yielded five runs on 10 hits and three walks over six innings Monday, striking out five batters in the loss to Cleveland. He did not factor in the decision.
Rodriguez allowed a two-run shot to Franmil Reyes in the first inning before Jose Ramirez took him deep for three more runs in the third. He threw 113 pitches, tied for the third-most he's thrown in a game this season. In three August starts, the 26-year-old owns an unsightly 14:12 K:BB and 5.60 ERA over 17.2 innings. Things could get easier for Rodriguez on Sunday at home against the Orioles.
Rodriguez worked five frames and gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks Wednesday against the Royals before the contest was suspended in the top of the 10th inning with the score tied at 4-4.
The two sides will finish up the suspended game Aug. 22, with all statistics accrued by Rodriguez in the outing set to show up on his season line once the contest is officially completed. Rodriguez notched just one strikeout -- his fewest of the season -- in the 101-pitch outing.
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