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Wandy Rodriguez slammed in relief outing
Out of the starting rotation, Wandy Rodriguez had his second consecutive poor relief appearance. This time, he came on in relief of Martin Perez and surrendered seven runs on six hits in just one inning of work.
Rodriguez had a nice little roll earlier in the season, but he has had his struggles of late. The veteran watched his ERA climb to 4.90 on the season after today's performance.
First home win of the season for Wandy Rodriguez
Wandy Rodriguez allowed three hits and one run in 5.1 innings to earn his first home win of the season as the Rangers defeated San Diego 4-3. Rodriguez (6-4) walked two and struck out five on the day.
Rodriguez needed 91 pitches to get through 5.1 innings, leaving with a 4-1 lead. This was a decent performance out of Rodriguez, especially coming off a rough outing against the Angels his last time out.
Wandy Rodriguez, Rangers, blasted again by Angels
It was another sad night for the hometown fans tonight as the visiting Los Angeles Angels shutout the Rangers 13-0. Starter Wandy Rodriguez was torched for nine hits and five runs in five innings of work. Rodriguez walked three and struck out two on the night.
Just a few weeks ago, the Texas starting rotation was stringing together quality start after quality start. Except for Yovani Gallardo, who continues to throw exceptionally well, the rest of the staff has been inconsistent at best. Two starts ago, Rodriguez gave up 11 hits and eight runs in four innings to the A's. Then bounced back his last time out, limiting Baltimore to just one run over five innings. With the Rangers offense having a difficult time scoring runs of late, the starters have got to get the job done.
Wandy Rodriguez rocked by Oakland A's
Wandy Rodriguez had his poorest outing of the season as he gave up 11 hits and eight earned runs in just four innings of work as the last place Oakland A's hammered the Rangers 8-2. Rodriguez walked three and struck out four on the night, and watched his ERA climb to 4.06.
Last week, Rodriguez outdueled reigning Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. Tonight, he was outpitched by Kendall Graveman. Baseball is a funny game.
Wandy Rodriguez outduels Kershaw in Rangers victory
When Wandy Rodriguez starts for Texas, good things usually happen, and that was the case tonight as the crafty lefty outdueled Clayton Kershaw in the Rangers 5-3 victory. Rodriguez didn't have his best stuff, as he allowed nine hits and three runs over just 5.1 innings, but was able to work himself out of several early inning jams.
Rodriguez pitched like the true veteran he is tonight. The Dodgers had runners on first and second in each of the first two innings and came away empty thanks to Rodriguez making the right pitch at the right time. He only struck out one tonight, but he got the "W" to raise his season mark to 4-2.
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