Eduardo Rodriguez’s return from the disabled list didn’t go as planned.
but detroit tigers The left-hander will get another chance to get back on track in Friday night’s hosts’ game Seattle Marinerswhen play resumes after an All-Star break
Rodriguez (4-5, 2.64 ERA) missed five weeks with a ruptured left index finger pulley before returning on July 5 against Oakland. He gave up a season-high five runs with six hits and seven strikeouts in four innings in a 12-3 loss.
“Health wise, he was in great shape. This is very important and we take it positively.” tigers manager AJ Hinch said. “It was a strange match for him because I thought his stuff was fine.
Rodriguez didn’t walk the batter against the Athletics, but he wasn’t happy.
“I had perfect control on the fastball,” Rodriguez said. He said, “He was behind a lot of hitters, so he had to get back into the strike zone, and he had to pay the price.”
By starting on Friday, Rodriguez could start four more games before the trade deadline.with tigers Five and a half games behind American League Central and 10 games behind in wild card contention, Rodriguez could be an attractive option for competing teams considering his poor ERA.
Rodriguez, who has started 11 career games against Seattle and has a 4-4 record with a 4.06 ERA, said, “Get in shape, throw a lot in the bullpen and see when the next start will come. I have to,” he said. “I’ve been through that for years.”
of Mariners will send right-hander Luis Castillo (6-6, 2.85) to the mound on Friday.Castillo was a member of the American League team but didn’t pitch for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park.
Castillo has started 2-0 in his last 3 games. Last Friday against the Astros in Houston, he allowed one earned run on five hits in the seventh inning in a 10-1 win.
“It’s vintage ‘rock’ from the 4th time.” Mariners Manager Scott Servé said of Castillo’s last appearance: “He had speed, he had movement on the pitch.
Castillo started three career games against Detroit, going 0-2 with a 3.50 ERA.
of MarinersLast season, they broke through a postseason drought that dates back to 2001, winning seven of their final nine games before the All-Star break and bolstering their playoff hopes. He won two out of three games against Tampa Bay and San Francisco, and won three out of four in Houston.Seattle are six games back in the AL West, but just four games away from final wild card qualification
“Winning the last three series gives us a little boost going into the All-Star break,” Selve said. “It wasn’t an easy first half. We had some struggles. But look above, where we are now, we’re game over (.500).”
Their pitching was good all the time, Mariners Aggressive production finally began. He has averaged 5.1 runs in his last 10 games with a .260/.351/.430 thrashline.
“A lot of things were good in attack,” said Servais. “We have to carry that over. Runner traffic on base is the biggest reason we’ve become more consistent. It’s just a way of recording numbers.”
–Field level media