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Francisco Rodriguez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Francisco Rodriguez saw his way out of trouble to pick up his 17th save as the Brewers wrapped up a 4-3 victory against the Phillies on Tuesday.
Rodriguez walked Ben Revere to start the inning, then saw Cesar Hernandez reach base when Jonathan Lucroy made a poor throw to second base following a bunt. With two on and nobody out, Rodriguez struck out Maikel Franco, got Andres Blanco to weakly fly out, and struck out Jeff Francoeur to end the game. His record remains unblemished, earning the save in all 17 chances with a 1.50 ERA and a 36/9 K/BB ratio in 30 innings. Jul 1 - 12:02 AM

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Francisco Rodriguez kept the Phillies off the board in the ninth inning to pick up his 16th save as the Brewers won 7-4 on Monday.

Rodriguez got consecutive ground outs from Cody Asche and Cameron Rupp, but Freddy Galvis kept hope alive with a single. "K-Rod" then struck out Darin Ruf to end the game. Contending teams are surely noting the fact that the right-hander has converted all 16 save opportunities thus far with a 1.55 ERA and a 34/8 K/BB ratio over 29 innings.
Jun 29 - 10:57 PM

Francisco Rodriguez kept the Mets off the board in the ninth inning, grabbing his 15th save as the Brewers won 4-1 on Wednesday.

Rodriguez got back-to-back ground outs from Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson before Ruben Tejada kept the Mets' hopes alive with a double. However, Rodriguez rebounded to strike out Lucas Duda to end the game. He has yet to blow a save in 15 opportunities and now has an even 1.00 ERA with a 32/7 K/BB ratio over 27 innings. Fantasy owners are hoping the Brewers are able to move him to a contender to boost the frequency of his save chances.
Jun 24 - 10:54 PM

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to close out the Brewers' 3-2 win over the Mets.

K-Rod struck out two in his scoreless inning of work. The right-hander has yet to blow a save this season, going a perfect 14-for-14 in save opportunities. The 33-year-old has been one of the few bright spots for the lowly Brewers this year, owning a 1.04 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 31/7 K/BB ratio over 26 innings.
Jun 23 - 11:19 PM

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that the Blue Jays have been watching Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez.

The 33-year-old is enjoying another terrific season, posting a 1.13 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 26/7 K/BB ratio while converting all 13 of his save chances. With the extreme struggles that the Blue Jays have had in the ninth inning, it wouldn't be surprising at all to see them acquire a closer prior to the trade deadline.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 20 - 10:26 AM

Francisco Rodriguez threw a perfect ninth inning to earn his 12th save of the season against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Rodriguez worked through the middle of the Pirates' order, getting Neil Walker, Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez to close out the game. K-Rod has yet to blow a save this year, converting 12 of 12 save chances to go along with a 1.23 ERA and 0.82 WHIP.
Jun 9 - 9:55 PM

Francisco Rodriguez recorded a pair of strikeouts en route to his 11th save Monday as the Brewers wrapped up a 2-0 victory over the Pirates.

Rodriguez struck out Francisco Cervelli, got Jordy Mercer to ground out, then struck out pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez to end the contest. K-Rod remains perfect in 11 save opportunities with a 1.29 ERA and a 24/7 K/BB ratio on the season.
Jun 9 - 12:34 AM

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Twins for his 10th save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Rodriguez walked Torii Hunter to lead off the bottom of the ninth, but he got Eddie Rosario to foul out before inducing a double play grounder from Kurt Suzuki to end it. K-Rod is a perfect 10-for-10 in save chances this season to go along with a 1.35 ERA and 22/7 K/BB ratio over 20 innings.
Jun 6 - 5:50 PM

Francisco Rodriguez kept the Cardinals off the board in the ninth inning, earning his ninth save and preserving Monday's 1-0 victory.

Rodriguez allowed a leadoff single to Jason Heyward, but got two quick outs on strikeouts. Heyward then stole second, and Rodriguez walked Peter Bourjos to put the go-ahead run on base. He bounced back, inducing a game-ending ground out from Kolten Wong. The veteran closer has converted the save in all nine opportunities thus far with a 1.42 ERA and a 22/6 K/BB ratio in 19 innings.
Jun 1 - 11:28 PM

Francisco Rodriguez earned his eighth save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning, helping the Brewers beat the Tigers 3-2 on Monday.

With the win, the Brewers won their seventh game under new manager Craig Counsell, matching in 14 games their win total under previous manager Ron Roenicke in 25 games. Rodriguez worked around a one-out Nick Castellanos single by inducing pinch-hitter Yoenis Cespedes to hit into a game-ending double play. Rodriguez is perfect in eight save opportunities with a 1.20 ERA and a 17/2 K/BB ratio in 15 innings.
May 18 - 10:36 PM

Francisco Rodriguez worked a scoreless ninth inning to grab his seventh save and wrap up Monday's 10-7 victory versus the White Sox.

Rodriguez gave up a leadoff single to Jose Abreu, but he was quickly erased when Avisail Garcia grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Conor Gillaspie then grounded out to third base to end the game. K-Rod is perfect in seven save chances with a 1.38 ERA and a 16/2 K/BB ratio in 13 innings.
May 11 - 11:03 PM

Francisco Rodriguez got his sixth save of the season when he closed out Wednesday's 6-3 win against the Dodgers.

Rodriguez allowed a leadoff double to Adrian Gonzalez, but sandwiched strikeouts of Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke around an Andre Ethier fly out. The right-hander is perfect in six save opportunities with a 1.64 ERA and a 14/2 K/BB ratio in 11 innings.
May 6 - 11:11 PM

Francisco Rodriguez struck out a pair of batters in a perfect ninth inning, picking up his fifth save as the Brewers won 4-3 against the Dodgers on Monday.

Rodriguez struck out Joc Pederson, got Jimmy Rollins to ground out, and struck out Howie Kendrick to end the contest. In doing so, he helped Craig Counsell get his first win in his first game as the Brewers' new manager. Rodriguez has converted all five save chances and boasts a 1.80 ERA with a 12/2 K/BB ratio in 10 innings.
May 4 - 10:35 PM

Francisco Rodriguez notched his third save of the season Sunday in the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Cardinals.

Rodriguez delivered a perfect ninth inning, getting Kolten Wong to ground out and Peter Bourjos and Tony Cruz to fly out on just 10 total pitches. It was career save No. 351 for K-Rod, whose fantasy stock should rise rapidly as the Brewers work out of their early-season rut.
Apr 26 - 5:27 PM

Francisco Rodriguez worked around a two-out double in the ninth inning to grab his second save as the Brewers defeated the Reds on Thursday.

Rodriguez got Skip Schumaker to line out and Billy Hamilton to strike out in what appeared to be a stress-free inning. Zack Cozart kept the Reds' hopes alive with a double, but Rodriguez bounced back and induced a game-ending ground out from Joey Votto. The Brewers have won only three games this season, so save situations have been few and far between for Rodriguez.
Apr 23 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Hector Gomez
3Hernan Perez
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
6Taylor Jungmann
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Michael Blazek
7Brandon Kintzler
8Scooter Gennett
9Tyler Cravy