Francisco Rodriguez News Archive
Rodriguez did not receive the save opportunity Sunday after pitching on three consecutive days. Will Smith recorded the final out to close out the Brewers' 4-1 win over the Pirates.
Rodriguez is now a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities after closing out the Pirates in a 3-2 victory Saturday. He has pitched three days in a row.
Rodriguez struck out the side to record his third save of the season in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Rodriguez struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless ninth inning during Thursday's 6-2 win at Philadelphia.
It appears manager Ron Roenicke plans to go with Rodriguez as his closer over until further notice, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. The decision came after projected closer Jim Henderson struggled with diminished velocity and command in spring training. "That's just a decision we had to make," Roenicke said. "I talked to [Henderson] about it and I talked to 'Frankie' [on Monday] about closing. We feel good about it."
Rodriguez was awarded the save opportunity in Monday's season-opening win over the Braves. The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out two batters in his inning of work.