Pawtucket glance: Who could help Red Sox?
Mar 12, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcherEduardo Rodriguez
(79) throws a pitch during a spring training baseball game at McKechnie Field. The Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
The name that is gathering all the attention is Eduardo Rodriguez who has fit well in the Pawtucket rotation. The left-handers last outing was a noon game (I love those) on Wednesday where Rodriguez was a bit unsettled in the early going allowing six hits and two earned runs through the first three. The last two innings were clean and Rodriguez was finished after a 79 pitch five inning stint.
With Justin Masterson being a victim of the Red Sox version of the “Hellenic Flu” you may soon see Rodriguez enjoy a jaunt up I-95 for the next home stand. For the season, Rodriguez has an impressive 34 K’s with a mere five walks in 34.2 innings. Capable of consistently locating his slider, change and a fastball that can touch into the high 90s. Rodriguez will toss any pitch at any count. Currently his WHIP is an impressive 1.01 and his ERA sits at 2.86.