Eduardo Rodriguez

Sunday's Red Sox-Rays matchups: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Jake Odorizzi

September 25, 2016 - 4:33 am

Winners of 10 straight, the Red Sox close out their three-game series vs. the Rays on Sunday afternoon by sending out Eduardo Rodriguez opposite right-hander Jake Ordorizzi. Rodriguez is 3-7 with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.303 WHIP in 18 games. On Tuesday he went 6 1/3 innings, giving up two runs, four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in a 5-2 win over the Orioles. It was the southpaw's first win since July 16. "When you are capable to stop the Baltimore offense, that means you've got good stuff," David Ortiz said of Rodriguez (via "Those guys can swing the bat. We know what we've got in [Rodriguez]." In three career starts against the Rays, the 23-year-old Venezuelan is 0-1 with a 9.88 ERA and a 2.195 WHIP. Rodriguez's last start against the Rays was one of his worst of the season. On June 27 he lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing a whopping nine runs, 11 hits and one walk with two strikeouts in a 13-7 Rays win. Odorizzi is 9-6 with a 3.73 ERA and a 1.198 WHIP in 31 starts. After a rough first half of the season, the former first-round draft pick is 6-1 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.095 WHIP in his last 12 starts. In his last start on Sunday he went six innings, allowing one run, five hits and no walks with three strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to the Orioles. Sunday's game was yet another no-decision for the 26-year-old right-hander. Odorizzi's 16 no-decisions are among the most in the majors. Furthermore, 20 times this year he has given up two runs or less and 12 of those games have been no-decisions. "No-decisions happen," Odorizzi said (via "They just seem to happen a lot this year. It's a funky thing, but no-decisions are a lot better than losses, last time I checked. That's a good thing." Odorizzi is 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.245 WHIP in 12 career starts against the Sox. In four starts against the Sox this year he is 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA and a 1.409 WHIP. His last outing against Boston was on Aug. 30, when he went six innings, allowing three runs, five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Red Sox vs. Odorizzi (RHP) Xander Bogaerts (31 plate appearances): .348 AVG./.452 OBP/.609 SLG, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 3 RBIs, 4 walks and 3 strikeouts David Ortiz (27): .167/.222/.333, 1 double, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts Dustin Pedroia (25): .375/.400/.583, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts Mookie Betts (24): .263/.375/.316, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts Brock Holt (18): .294/.278/.706, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, 5 strikeouts Jackie Bradley Jr. (15): .133/.133/.133, 5 strikeouts Travis Shaw (13): .308/.308/.462, 2 doubles, 5 strikeouts Chris Young (12): .273/.333/.636, 1 double, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts Hanley Ramirez (11): .400/.455/.800, 1 double, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, 1 walk Sandy Leon is 1-for-6 with 1 double, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Aaron Hill is 0-for-5 with 1 strikeout. Bryan Holaday is 1-for-5 with 2 strikeouts. Christian Vazquez is 1-for-3 with 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Ryan Hanigan is 1-for-3. Rays vs. Rodriguez (LHP) Logan Forsythe is 3-for-7 with 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Evan Longoria is 4-for-7 with 1 double, 1 RBI and 1 walk. Mikie Mahtook is 3-for-6 with 1 double, 1 RBI and 2 strikeouts. Curt Casali is 0-for-5 with 2 strikeouts. Kevin Kiermaier is 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts. Richie Shaffer is 0-for-2. Nick Franklin is 2-for-2 with 1 double and 3 RBIs.