|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||13.00||12.00||0.00||3.69||1.31||148.00||62.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs|| 12.2||2||0|| 2.13||0||1||11|
|vs LHB|| 11.0||0||0|| 2.45||0||2||3|
|vs RHB|| 39.1||0||0|| 3.66||0||7||34|
|05/22/2013||B.J. Upton, CF ATL|
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
Juan Pierre, LF MIA
|Evan Gattis, C ATL|
Wandy Rodriguez, SP PIT
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|05/21/2013||Tony Campana, CF ARI|
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
|Wandy Rodriguez, SP PIT|
Andre Ethier, RF LAD
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|05/21/2013||Wandy Rodriguez, SP PIT||Jake Odorizzi, SP TB|
|Last 10 Games|
|Wandy Rodriguez comes out on top|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez fell behind early Tuesday against the Cubs, but managed to hold on long enough for a quality start and the win.
Rodriguez allowed three runs in the second inning, on four hits, but otherwise held the Cubs silent all game long. He ultimately allowed just the three runs on six hits in six innings of work, while striking out five batters and walking none.
He needed just 87 pitches to finish his six innings of work. He exited the game down 3-0, but the Pirates rallied back in the bottom half of the sixth to put him in line for the win. Pittsburgh would hold on for a 5-4 victory, Rodriguez's fifth of the season. He lowered his ERA to 3.40.
Rodriguez is expected to make his next start Sunday, against the Brewers. He had his worst start of the season against the Brewers in April, but bounce back to limit them to one run in seven innings May 15.
|Wandy Rodriguez earns fourth win|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez picked up his fourth win on Wednesday night against the Brewers. He allowed one run on six hits over seven innings in a 3-1 victory.
The left-hander had little trouble with Milwaukee over his first six frames and surrendered a solo homer to Rickie Weeks in the seventh for his lone damage. He threw 63 of his 97 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 3.25.
Rodriguez (4-2) also struck out five and walked one.
His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Cubs. When Rodriguez faced Chicago on April 3, he worked 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a win.
|Wandy Rodriguez gets past Mets |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez was finally able to get back on the winning side of things Friday against the Mets. Rodriguez, who was winless over his last four starts, allowed just one run on six hits over six innings in the 7-3 win.
The lone run he surrendered came in the fifth inning on a solo homer off the bat of Anthony Recker and he was able to hold the Mets to 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position. The left-hander was pulled after throwing 92 pitches -- 62 strikes -- and finished with two strikeouts without issuing a walk.
Rodriguez, who has logged a quality start in each of his last two outings, is scheduled to face the Brewers at home Wednesday. He allowed seven runs over 3 2/3 innings in his lone start against Milwaukee earlier in the year.
|Wandy Rodriguez takes loss, serves up another homer|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez took his second loss Sunday against Washington despite a quality start.
Rodriguez struck out seven against one walk but was undone by a two-run homer by Danny Espinosa in the fourth inning. Rodriguez has struggled with the home run all year long, as he has now allowed six in as many starts.
|Wandy Rodriguez endures rough outing|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/29/13) After entering the contest with a 1.66 ERA, Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez endured a rough outing in Monday's series opener against the Brewers. He allowed seven runs on six hits with four walks over 3 2/3 innings in a 10-4 loss.
Rodriguez was tagged with a five-spot in the first before Milwaukee launched two solo homers off the left-hander in the fourth. He was done after throwing 88 pitches, 50 for strikes, and saw his ERA rise to 3.91.
Rodriguez also struck out two while taking his first loss.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Nationals. In one start against Washington last season, he allowed one run over seven innings in a loss.
Liriano (3-0) pitches gem, Pirates edge Cubs
Francisco Liriano continued his torrid start, scattering two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Wandy Rodriguez comes out on top
Pirates spoil Garza's strong return from DL, down Cubs
Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled a strong return to the mound for Matt Garza with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
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|Wandy Rodriguez took a step back in Fantasy last season and saw a change of scenery after going 7-9 with a 3.79 ERA in 21 starts for the Astros. He was traded to the Pirates at the deadline and went 5-4 with a 3.72 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) down the stretch. The 3.76 ERA he finished with was his worst mark since 2007 and he also posted his lowest strikeout total (139) since 2008. The left-hander had been a reliable option in Fantasy despite pitching in the hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park, but at age 33, he could be on the downside of his career. Rodriguez should see better run support in Pittsburgh and those owners who think he can bounce back should target him in the middle-to-late rounds on Draft Day. Leaving him for deeper formats could be a safer bet, however. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/23/13||CHC||12:35 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|5/24/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|5/26/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/27/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/28/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/29/13||DET||7:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
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