RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez picked up his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Padres, pitching a clean ninth inning with no strikeouts.
Rodriguez has now strung together 12.1 scoreless innings to begin the season. He's registered five saves and a 10:1 K:BB. He's looking like a likely trade chip for the Pirates to deal at the trade deadline this summer.
Richard Rodriguez pitched a clean inning Sunday against the Cardinals, recording neither a walk nor a strikeout.
Though this wasn't a save situation, Rodriguez maintained his spotless ERA on the season. Through 11.1 innings, Rodriguez has 10 strikeouts and a 0.18 WHIP.
Richard Rodriguez struck out one in a clean inning against the Royals on Tuesday, earning his fourth save.
Rodriguez needed only nine pitches to retire the side, and he remained perfect to begin the season for the Pirates. He has a 10:1 K:BB over 10.1 scoreless innings, converting all four of his save chances.
Richard Rodriguez struck out one in a clean ninth inning against the Twins on Saturday.
The Pirates held a four-run lead, so this doesn't count as a save for Rodriguez. Nonetheless, he's been excellent to start the season, tossing 9.1 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts.
Richard Rodriguez converted the save Thursday against the Tigers, striking out one in a clean inning.
Rodriguez went 2+ weeks between his first and second saves, but now has two saves in as many days after closing Wednesday and Thursday. The Pirates have been surprisingly decent to start the season, and Rodriguez has put up great numbers so far. He's pitched 8.1 scoreless innings while striking out eight.