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57 Francisco Rodriguez RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 1/7/1982 | Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: No College | MLB Experience: 13 | Owned/Started%: 95/85 | Average Draft Position: 189.60
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Francisco Rodriguez has ninth-inning meltdown vs. Mets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez (4-4) was not at his best on Friday, as he was charged with a blown save and loss at home against the Mets.

Rodriguez allowed a run-scoring single to David Wright in the ninth inning to cut the lead in half, then a two-run home run to Lucas Duda to lose the lead. He was charged with three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out two over one inning of work. He owns a 3.10 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over 49 1/3 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez picks up a win Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez picked up a rare win Tuesday against the Reds.

Rodriguez entered with the game tied in the ninth inning. He managed to pitch a scoreless inning, striking out one during the appearance. In the bottom half of the inning, Jonathan Lucroy belted a walkoff home run, making Rodriguez the winner. 

With the win, Rodriguez improves to 4-3 on the year. 


Francisco Rodriguez retires the side in order for the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez slammed the door shut on the Reds Monday for the save.

Rodriguez needed only 10 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 5-2 victory. He is 29 of 32 in save chances, with a 2.66 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP and 54:10 K:BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez picks up save 28 Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 28th save Friday against the Nationals. 

Rodriguez entered the game with a three-run lead, and got the job done. He wasn't able to get through the inning completely unscathed, though. Rodriguez gave up a solo home run to Bryce Harper to lead off the inning. Rodriguez then settled in, striking out two of the next three batters to finish out the game.


Francisco Rodriguez tagged with the loss Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up the loss Friday against the Cardinals.

Rodriguez entered the game with the score tied 6-6. He got through the first two hitters he faced without an issue. Matt Holliday then stepped to the plate and crushed a first-pitch changeup from Rodriguez out to left for the go-ahead run. The Brewers were unable to come back, tagging Rodriguez with the loss. He dropped to 3-3 on the year.


National League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals


Francisco Rodriguez bounces back with quick save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from a rare blown save with a quick ninth Saturday, in a 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Rodriguez finished off the Rockies on 16 pitches, as he worked a perfect ninth for the save. He struck out two batters and retired one via fly ball for his league-leading 27th save. 


Francisco Rodriguez bailed out in blown save win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez blew the save Friday, but the offense bailed him out in a 3-2 win over the Rockies.

Rodriguez could not make a one-run lead stand up in the ninth inning, as he allowed the Rockies to tie it with a solo home run in his first blown save since late May. He struck out two batters to finish the inning, and then got the win as the Brewers walked off with the win in the bottom half of the ninth.

Rodriguez still leads the National League with 26 saves in 29 opportunities. He has a 2.40 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 41 1/3 innings, to go with 47 strikeouts.  


Francisco Rodriguez picks up easy 26th save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez extended his National League saves lead Thursday, as he closed out a 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth in the win, picking up a pair of ground ball outs, as well as one via fly ball. He needed just nine pitches to close out the game, giving him 26 saves in 28 chances.  


Francisco Rodriguez rolls ankle, still notches 25th save


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez rolled his left ankle in the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rockies, but still nailed down his 25th save. Rodriguez told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he should be O.K. for Monday's game against Washington.

Rodriguez picked up the save despite allowing two hits, including Wilin Rosario's 429-foot solo homer. Rodriguez has a 2.35 ERA and 25 saves in 27 chances.


Francisco Rodriguez fans two in perfect ninth


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) In an eventful offensive game, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez worked a quiet ninth to close out a 13-10 win over the Rockies Friday.

Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth in the win, retiring the side on just 12 pitches. He struck out two batters to record his 24th save in 26 chances. Rodriguez has a 2.17 ERA in 37 1/3 innings of work. 


Francisco Rodriguez closes out D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez struck out one and worked his way past a hit for the save Thursday afternoon against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. He needed only 11 pitches to secure a scoreless frame for his 23rd save of the season, in a 4-1 victory.

Rodriguez has converted 23 of 25 save chances, with a 2.23 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over 36 1/3 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez notches save No. 22 Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez wasn't at his best Tuesday, giving up one earned run on three hits in one inning of work, but he did manage to strike out two and pick up his 22nd save in his team's 7-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Rodriguez started off the inning by surrendering a home run and gave up singles to two of the next three batters to bring the winning run to the plate with only one out. The closer was able to record a big strikeout before retiring the final batter of the night to preserve the lead. Rodriguez owns a 2.29 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 39:9 K:BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez picks up 21st save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez secured his 21st save Saturday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Reds.

Rodriguez took a loss Friday after giving up an earned run on two hits and a walk, but he was able to bounce back with a clean performance one day later. He owns a 2.10 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 37:9 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez allows go-ahead run in the ninth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was unable to send the game to extras, permitting the go-ahead run in the ninth Friday night against the Reds.

Rodriguez (2-2) surrendered a run-scoring single to Billy Hamilton with one out in the ninth inning, which proved to be the difference. He allowed one run on two hits and one walk in one inning of work. He owns a 2.16 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP through 33 1/3 relief innings.

Francisco Rodriguez notches 20th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez secured his 20th save Wednesday, striking out one during a 1-2-3 inning to finish off his team's 3-1 win over the Mets.

Rodriguez hasn't surrendered a hit in five straight outings while recording a strikeout in each game during that stretch. He's been one of the steadier closing options in the league, posting a 2.01 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 35:8 K:BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez escapes jam for 19th save


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez worked out of trouble to record his 19th save in 21 chances Sunday. Rodriguez walked two batters in the ninth before retiring Travis Snider and Josh Harrison to preserve the 1-0 victory over the Pirates.

Rodriguez went 1 1/3 innings, fanning one and not allowing a hit, and lowered his ERA to 2.08.


Francisco Rodriguez records first save since mid-May


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez hopped back into a tie for first place in the saves category Thursday, as he closed out an 8-5 win over the Twins.

Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth for the save, and he needed just 13 pitches to do so. Rodriguez struck out one batter and retired the other two on a pair of ground ball outs.

Rodriguez is now 18 for 20 on saves for the season, and is in a three-way tie for first place in the NL, despite going nearly three weeks since his last. He has a 2.17 ERA in 29 innings of work. 


Francisco Rodriguez earns win in extras


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched in his third straight game Tuesday, though not in a save situation.

After blowing the save the previous night, Rodriguez got a chance to redeem himself against the Orioles. He tossed a scoreless 10th inning with the game tied, 6-6, and picked up his second win of the season when the Brewers won on a walkoff hit. He struck out one batter and walked one in the win.

Rodriguez had allowed a run in consecutive outings, so he got the chance to get back on track this time out. He remains 17 for 19 in save chances, to go with a 2.33 ERA in 27 innings of work. 


Francisco Rodriguez can't hang on to late lead


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was unable to cling on to a late lead and was charged with a blown save in a 7-6 defeat to the Orioles in extras.

Rodriguez entered the game with a two-run lead in the ninth before allowing a solo home run to Jonathan Schoop and a run-scoring double to Nick Markakis to send the game to extras. The right-hander was charged with two runs on three hits and one walk in one inning of work for his second blown save of the year. He is 17 for 19 in save chances with a 2.42 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 26 innings.

Francisco Rodriguez picks up save No. 17


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez saved yet another game Friday, a 4-3 win over the Cubs.

Rodriguez needed 11 pitched to finish off the ninth inning, as he allowed one hit before shutting the door. He is now 17 for 18 on save chances, with a 1.57 ERA in 23 innings of work.  


Francisco Rodriguez struggles in non-save opportunity


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez entered Wednesday's game against the Pirates in a non-save situation, and promptly picked up his first loss of the season.

Rodriguez was pitching in a tied game, and put the Brewers in too big a whole after working the ninth inning. He was tagged with three runs on four hits, after allowing just one run in his first 21 innings of the season.

Rodriguez is now 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA, but remains 16 for 17 on save chances. 


Francisco Rodriguez picks up save No. 16


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from his first blown save of the season with a perfect inning Tuesday against the Pirates.

Rodriguez had a nice cushion Tuesday, as the Brewers held on to a three-run lead entering the ninth. He retired the side in order on 20 pitches, with one strikeout, for his 16th save of the season.

Rodriguez is not 16 for 17 on save opportunities, with an 0.43 ERA in 21 innings of work. 


Francisco Rodriguez earns win after suffering first blown save


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was dealt his first blown save in 16 chances Sunday against the Yankees. But it was a day of firsts, as the veteran right-hander also picked up his first win in a 6-5 victory for Milwaukee.

Rodriguez (1-0) was cruising to his 16th save of the season before Mark Teixeira clubbed a 3-2 pitch over the right-field wall to tie the game at 5 in the top of the ninth inning. Rodriguez bounced back to retire the next batter. 

He picked up his first win in the bottom of the inning when Mark Reynolds singled home the game-winning run with two outs. The home run was also the first run Rodriguez allowed in 20 innings this season.


Francisco Rodriguez makes quick work of Yankees


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has worked a lot of innings this season, but had an easy time of things in recording his 15th save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Yankees.

Rodriguez tossed a perfect ninth inning, and the Yankees made things very easy for him with an aggressive approach at the plate. He retired the side in order on just nine pitches for the save, giving him 15 in as many chances, while maintaining a 0.00 ERA in 19 innings.