After what seemed to be a very rugged two and a half seasons, Eduardo Rodriguez has finally proved that he can be a stable option. Question is, how long can he achieve this?
The Red Sox will be 13-1 when Eduardo Rodriguez stats bearing they hold on to their 9-2 lead in tonight’s game. With that being said, it has been a long and bumpy ride during his tenure with the team. Since the 2014 trade that sent him here for Andrew Miller, he’s posted a 28-21 record with a 4.13 era to go along with 429 strikeouts in 437.2 innings pitched throughout his young career.
While holding up physically thus far, he has had a lot of injuries throughout his career. Last October, he finally got a knee surgery that should keep it strong. After all, he has had three separate knee injuries that has derailed him. Usually whenever he finally starts to take off.
He’s in the position to get better under the wings of Chris Sale and David Price. The trio of southpaws could always help him elevate his game. With his mid 90s fastball, killer changeup, and who can forget that sinker that will buckle your knees Alex Cora has another pitcher who can destroy the American League. Hopefully, these numbers can be less stagnant as they have been throughout his career.
While the season is leaning towards midseason, the challenges and competition will only strengthen. How he handles all of these hurdles will only solidify his case. If all goes well for the 24 year old, he could have sights set on comeback player of the year.
How does his knee hold up throughout the remainder of the season? Will he be able to continue his dominance? Stay updated with the best red sox coverage here on bostonsportsextra.com for all the latest Boston news, rumors, and highlights!