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Francisco Rodríguez
ERA S K
7.16 7 17
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-0 / 180 NFBC ADP: 132.21
Position: RPBorn: 1/7/1982 Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Angels (1998)


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May 22 6:58 AM PT7:58 AM MT8:58 AM CT9:58 AM ET9:58 ET13:58 GMT21:58 6:58 AM MST8:58 AM EST9:28 AM VEN17:58 UAE8:58 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.16 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the season.
May 17 10:15 PM PT11:15 PM MT12:15 AM CT1:15 AM ET1:15 ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST12:45 AM VEN9:15 UAE12:15 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez fell to 1-5, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Baltimore Orioles 13-11 on Tuesday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with an 8.16 ERA and 1.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: K-Rod has allowed seven runs and six hits, including two homers, with four walks in his last five appearances, spanning 3 2/3 innings.
May 15 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Sunday. Rodriguez struck out two, ending the game with a 7.43 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.
May 12 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET9:42 ET13:42 GMT21:42 6:42 AM MST8:42 AM EST9:12 AM VEN17:42 UAE8:42 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 on Thursday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.82 ERA and 1.89 WHIP on the season.
May 9 5:26 PM PT6:26 PM MT7:26 PM CT8:26 PM ET20:26 ET0:26 GMT8:26 5:26 PM MST7:26 PM EST7:56 PM VEN4:26 UAE (+1)7:26 PM CT-Detroit manager Brad Ausmus says Justin Wilson will replace Rodriguez as the Tigers' closer.
Analysis: Rodriguez is fourth all-time with 437 career saves but has blown four saves in 11 tries this season. He blew two over the weekend in Oakland. On Sunday, he allowed a two-run walk-off home run to Ryan Healey in an 8-6 A's win. The 35-year-old Rodriguez has an 8.49 ERA.
May 8 7:01 AM PT8:01 AM MT9:01 AM CT10:01 AM ET10:01 ET14:01 GMT22:01 7:01 AM MST9:01 AM EST9:31 AM VEN18:01 UAE9:01 AM CT-Rodriguez fell to 1-4, allowing three runs on two hits and one walk in 0.1 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Sunday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.49 ERA and 2.06 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was the second straight game K-Rod has blown a save.
May 7 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez fell to 1-3, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Saturday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with a 6.35 ERA and 1.85 WHIP on the season.
May 2 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET22:54 ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST10:24 PM VEN6:54 UAE (+1)9:54 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez recorded his seventh save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Tuesday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with a 5.06 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 30 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Sunday. Rodriguez struck out two, ending the game with a 5.59 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 27 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez fell to 1-2, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday. Rodriguez struck out one.
Analysis: The veteran closer is struggling with a 6.23 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in nine appearances.
Apr. 7 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-The Tigers blew a 4-0 lead Friday in the top of the eighth inning, when Pablo Sandoval gave the Red Sox the lead with a three-run homer off Rodriguez.
Analysis: Rodriguez, though, got the win when Detroit scored twice in the bottom half of the inning. The Red Sox put runners on second and third in the ninth against Rodriguez, but Chris Young popped out to end it.
Apr. 4 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Rodriguez relieved with two on in the ninth Tuesday and retired three straight batters to save a 6-3 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: He gave up an RBI groundout to Jacob May before catcher James McCann leaned over the railing in front of the Tigers dugout to snag Tyler Saladino's foul for the final out.
Mar. 11 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Rodriguez hurt his groin during Venezuela's win over Italy in the World Baseball Classic, though he said afterward the injury was merely a cramp.
Analysis: Rodriguez was injured making a relay throw to Salvador Perez on the same play the Kansas City catcher was run into by Royals teammate Drew Butera and hurt his left knee. If the veteran closer's injury indeed isn't serious, it shouldn't impact his availability for opening day.
Mar. 4 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST6:31 PM VEN3:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Rodriguez had control trouble Saturday in his only game action before leaving for the World Baseball Classic, walking two in a brief stint. Rodriguez had been scheduled to take the mound Wednesday, but the outing was pushed back due to hamstring tightness. Instead, he relieved in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees and exited with the bases loaded and two outs.
Analysis: The right-hander started the inning by getting a flyball from Starlin Castro and striking out Chase Headley on a 3-2 pitch. After walking Ronald Torreyes on a full count and giving up Clint Frazier's single, Rodriguez's day ended when Dustin Fowler drew a walk that loaded the bases.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2002 Ana 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 5.2 3 0 0 0 2 1 13 0.88 0.00
2003 Ana 8 3 2 - 6 59 0 0 86.0 50 30 29 12 35 5 95 0.99 3.03
2004 Ana 4 1 12 - 19 69 0 0 84.0 51 21 17 2 33 1 123 1.00 1.82
2005 LAA 2 5 45 - 50 66 0 0 67.1 45 20 20 7 32 3 91 1.14 2.67
2006 LAA 2 3 47 - 51 69 0 0 73.0 52 16 14 6 28 5 98 1.10 1.73
2007 LAA 5 2 40 - 46 64 0 0 67.1 50 22 21 3 34 0 90 1.25 2.81
2008 LAA 2 3 62 - 69 76 0 0 68.1 54 21 17 4 34 4 77 1.29 2.24
2009 NYM 3 6 35 - 42 70 0 0 68.0 51 34 28 7 38 6 73 1.31 3.71
2010 NYM 4 2 25 - 30 53 0 0 57.1 45 14 14 3 21 4 67 1.15 2.20
2011 NYM 2 2 23 - 26 42 0 0 42.2 44 15 15 3 16 4 46 1.41 3.16
2011 Mil 4 0 0 - 3 31 0 0 29.0 23 7 6 1 10 0 33 1.14 1.86
2011 Tot 6 2 23 - 29 73 0 0 71.2 67 22 21 4 26 4 79 1.30 2.64
2012 Mil 2 7 3 - 10 78 0 0 72.0 65 37 35 8 31 1 72 1.33 4.38
2013 Mil 1 1 10 - 10 25 0 0 24.2 17 3 3 2 9 3 26 1.05 1.09
2013 Bal 2 1 0 - 0 23 0 0 22.0 25 11 11 5 5 1 28 1.36 4.50
2013 Tot 3 2 10 - 10 48 0 0 46.2 42 14 14 7 14 4 54 1.20 2.70
2014 Mil 5 5 44 - 49 69 0 0 68.0 49 23 23 14 18 1 73 0.99 3.04
2015 Mil 1 3 38 - 40 60 0 0 57.0 38 15 14 6 11 1 62 0.86 2.21
2016 Det 3 4 44 - 49 61 0 0 58.1 45 24 21 6 21 1 52 1.13 3.24
2017 Det 1 5 7 - 11 18 0 0 16.1 21 14 13 5 8 1 17 1.78 7.16
Career 51 53 437 - 511 938 0 0 967.0 728 327 301 94 386 42 1136 1.15 2.80

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 NYM 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 Mil 31 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2011 Tot 73 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Career 938 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2002 Ana Total 5 1 0 - 2 11 0 0 18.2 10 5 4 2 5 0 28 1.93
    LDS 2 0 0 - 1 3 0 0 5.2 2 2 2 1 2 0 8 3.18
    LCS 2 0 0 - 1 4 0 0 4.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 7 0.00
    WS 1 1 0 - 0 4 0 0 8.2 6 3 2 1 1 0 13 2.08
2004 Ana Total 0 2 0 - 0 2 0 0 4.2 4 2 2 0 3 1 5 3.86
    LDS 0 2 0 - 0 2 0 0 4.2 4 2 2 0 3 1 5 3.86
2005 LAA Total 0 0 3 - 3 5 0 0 5.2 7 3 1 1 3 0 5 1.59
    LDS 0 0 2 - 2 3 0 0 3.1 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 2.70
    LCS 0 0 1 - 1 2 0 0 2.1 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 0.00
2007 LAA Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 54.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 54.00
2008 LAA Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.1 5 2 2 1 2 0 2 7.71
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.1 5 2 2 1 2 0 2 7.71
2011 Mil Total 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 5.0 5 1 1 0 4 0 8 1.80
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 3.00
Career 5 4 3 - 5 26 0 0 36.2 32 15 12 5 18 2 49 2.95


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 158 91 85 88.6 51.63
Curveball 31 77 73 74.6 10.13
Changeup 117 86 79 83.6 38.24

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