Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
8 hours ago

Rodriguez struck out two Twins in a clean inning Thursday to pick up his 35th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday marked the first clean appearance Rodriguez has thrown since July 25, ending a season-high eight-game stretch in which he allowed a base runner. It also was the first time in seven games that Rodriguez notched a strikeout, ending the longest drought of its kind in his 15-year career. Needless to say, the veteran has struggled a bit this month, blowing a save and being tagged with two loses while tallying more walks (four) than strikeouts (three).

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
1 week ago

Rodriguez worked around a hit and a walk to secure his 34th save of the season Thursday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez made things interesting by putting the tying and winning runs in scoring position with two outs before closing the door on the 4-3 win. His 34 saves are good for second-best in the AL, and fourth overall in the majors. Despite owning a scary .286 BAA and 1.46 WHIP since the All-Star break, the veteran is tied for most saves (10) in MLB since the Midsummer Classic.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
2 weeks ago

Rodriguez (1-3) was saddled with a loss and his third blown save of the season when he failed to close out the Mariners in the bottom of the 15th inning Tuesday. He gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

A Justin Upton error set up Mike Zunino's one-out walk-off sac fly by letting Adam Lind advance from second to third, but Rodriguez had already allowed the scrappy Mariners to tie the game and put two men on base prior to that moment. Owners would like to chalk this ugly performance up to coming in around 3:00 AM Eastern time, but it does make two straight subpar appearances after the closer took the loss against the Mets just two nights earlier.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
3 weeks ago

Rodriguez allowed three hits but no runs and shut the door for his 32nd save of the season against the Mets on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers closer recorded the first two outs of the ninth, but after two singles, Travis d'Arnaud singled to right and Jay Bruce tried to score, but J.D. Martinez' throw to the plate cut him down for the final out. Detroit won 6-5. Rodriguez is 32-for-34 in save chances with a 2.66 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 40.2 innings this season.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
3 weeks ago

Rodriguez notched his 31st save in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Mets, giving up an earned run on a hit.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran closer made things a bit interesting in the ninth, giving up a leadoff single to Neil Walker, uncorking a wild pitch and then surrendering an RBI groundout to James Loney that closed Detroit's lead to one. Rodriguez was then able to settle in and induce a game-ending groundout from Kelly Johnson to secure his 12th consecutive save opportunity. The 34-year-old has now given up just two earned runs over his last 16 innings, a stretch that dates back to June 20.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
3 weeks ago

Rodriguez loaded the bases, but was able to escape Wednesday' game against the Tigers with a 2-1 victory and his 30th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

With his shaky performance, Rodriguez became the 24th pitcher to reach 900 career games, becoming the leader in that category among active pitchers. He's now 28-for-30 in save chances on the year, and Rodriguez has locked down four straight since being tagged with his first loss of the season on July 20 against the Twins.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
4 weeks ago

Rodriguez (personal) rejoined the Tigers on Friday, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez left the team Wednesday to attend to a personal matter, but he was back with the Tigers for Friday's game against the Astros. Rodriguez was not needed in the Tigers' lopsided loss, but consider him available out of the bullpen moving forward.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
1 month ago

Rodriguez was away from the team Wednesday for personal reasons but is expected back Friday, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear why exactly he is away from the team, but it seems like it will be a one-game absence, given Thursday's off day. Justin Wilson notched a save Wednesday with a perfect ninth inning against the Red Sox, and he would be a good bet to get another chance Friday if for some reason Rodriguez has not rejoined the team.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
1 month ago

Rodriguez picked up his 29th save with a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez has converted 10 straight save opportunities since his blown save June 13 against the White Sox. He has allowed just one earned run in that span, in a non-save situation July 20 against Minnesota. Only Zach Britton has more saves among American League closers, with 32.

Francisco Rodriguez
RP DET
1 month ago

Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two to earn his 27th save Friday at the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez was protecting a two-run lead, and easily closed the door on the White Sox on 16 pitches. He's now converted 27 of 29 save opportunities on the year, and his ERA is at 2.80.