So Fernando Rodney was not exactly at his best against the Red Sox on Thursday night.
Asked to protect a two-run ninth-inning lead, Rodney immediately issued a pair of free passes. Nine of the first 11 pitches he threw were non-strikes. He eventually loaded the bases via walk, then gave up a two-out, three-run double to Will Middlebrooks. And then he walked Jarrod Saltalamacchia, just to prove the first three BBs weren't flukes.
Rodney's final fantasy line was a big steaming mess...
Yup, you're reading those ratios correctly: 40.50, 7.50. Some of us are hurting today.Read More »from Maddon: ‘I’m not running away from Fernando. We’ll get him right’