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Francisco Rodriguez blew his second save of the season Monday against the Orioles.

Rodriguez retired the first two batters he faced before giving up a solo homer to Jonathan Schoop and a game-tying double to Nick Markakis. After tossed 15 scoreless innings in April, K-Rod has allowed seven runs in 10 innings this month. Perhaps all the early work was a bad idea.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 2 Months

Francisco Rodriguez converted his league-leading 17th save of the season with a scoreless inning in Friday's win over the Cubs.

K-Rod allowed a leadoff single in the ninth while protecting a one-run lead, but he rebounded to retire the next three hitters in order to snuff out the threat. It was a nice bounce-back effort after he allowed three runs his previous time out. Rodriguez's ERA sits at 1.57.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 2 Months

Francisco Rodriguez allowed three runs in his only inning of work, taking the loss as the Brewers fell to the Pirates 4-1 on Wednesday.

Rodriguez looked untouchable, carrying a spotless 0.00 ERA as recently as four days ago, but he has now allowed runs in two out of his last three outings. The right-hander allowed three hits and a double, turning a 1-1 tie into a 4-1 Pirates lead. Rodriguez still has a very respectable 1.64 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 28/4 K/BB ratio in 22 innings, however.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 2 Months

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 16th save, and the Brewers beat the Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday.

Rodriguez bounced back from suffering his first blown save on Sunday to retire the Pirates in order, getting Chris Stewart to ground out and Travis Snider to fly out before striking out Jaff Decker. Granted, it wasn't the most dangerous trio of hitters he's ever seen, but a save is a save. The right-hander now owns a 0.43 ERA, 0.62 WHIP and 27/4 K/BB ratio, and his 16 saves are the most in the National League.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 2 Months

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 15th save of the season in Saturday's 5-4 victory over the Yankees.

K-Rod retired Brian Roberts, Kelly Johnson, and Ichiro Suzuki in order in the top of the ninth inning. It was the 19th scoreless appearance of the year for the veteran right-hander, who has been the top fantasy closer in the majors thus far.

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Francisco Rodriguez tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Reds for his 14th save of the season.

Rodriguez struck out one batter in the inning. The 32-year-old has a ridiculous 24/4 K/BB ratio over 17 scoreless innings so far this season. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke could burn him out by the All-Star break at this point, but he's looking better than ever right now.

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Francisco Rodriguez earned his 13th save of the season Tuesday in the Brewers' 5-4 defeat of the Cardinals.

K-Rod tied the MLB record for most saves in March and April. He now has a ridiculous 0.00 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, and 23/4 K/BB ratio in 16 innings for the Brewers, who are 20-7 on the year with a 6 1/2 game lead in the National League Central standings. It's been quite a story.

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Francisco Rodriguez notched his MLB-leading 11th save Saturday as the Brewers topped the Cubs 5-3.

K-Rod struck out one in a perfect ninth inning. He is sporting an outstanding 0.00 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, and 21/3 K/BB ratio through 14 frames this year for the Brewers, who are off to a surprising 18-6 start.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 3 Months

Francisco Rodriguez worked another perfect ninth inning on Friday, slamming the door on the Cubs and earning his league-leading 10th save of the season.

K-Rod has been utterly dominant through his first 13 appearances, having yet to allow an earned run while posting a miniscule 0.62 WHIP and outstanding 20/3 K/BB ratio. He's locked himself into the closer's role for the considerable future regardless of how well Jim Henderson pitches.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 3 Months

Francisco Rodriguez struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning, earning his ninth save of the season as the Brewers defeated the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday.

The embattled reliever has been lights out for the Brewers in the early going, with an MLB-leading nine saves, a spotless ERA, and an 18/3 K/BB ratio in 12 innings. Considering his track record, Rodriguez's early success isn't surprising.