Monday, June 22, 2015
Custom Card of the Day: Rodriguez Edition
The AL East is in hysterics right now. The Blue Jays and Rays are streaking, the Orioles are fighting to stay in it, and the Yankees are trying to keep the other three down.
So...the Red Sox aren't necessarily in competition. Which means they can sit back, relax, and let some young stars come up and start making names for themselves. For instance: Eduardo Rodriguez, the guy who could be the next Pedro Martinez in Boston.
I mean, the Sox have had a few rookies this year making names. Mookie Betts is flat out dominating. Blake Swihart, until he got DL'd, was making a case for a Jason Varitek-type standout. But Rodriguez has been an important part of the Sox the last few weeks, making his starts count, and giving a lot of attention towards him. He's got some nice stuff, good strikeouts.
I don't know what this means for the rest of the season, because the rest of the rotation is struggling a bit. The rumor is that the Sox want Cole Hamels, so if Hamels lands in Boston, it could be good for Rodriguez, and the rotation. But until then, he'll have to keep winning games in Boston.
Coming Tonight: The Nationals have been hot as hell lately, with Scherzer surging, Harper hitting up a storm, and this guy reigning as one of the best outfielders in the game.