Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez was one of six players who kicked off the MLB The Show Players League on Friday night, and he had the worst showing of them all, unfortunately.
Yes, the 27-year-old lost all four games he played in on Friday, all while failing to score a single run in the process of doing so.
Rodriguez fell to Rays left-hander Blake Snell by a final score of 6-0, Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. by a final score of 7-0, Reds left-hander Amir Garrett by a final score of 1-0, and Twins right-hander Trevor May by a final score of 3-0. All pitcher vs. pitcher matchups, and Rodriguez got outscored 17-0 over 12 total innings when all was said and done.
Despite starting the Players League season 0-4, Rodriguez still has 25 games ahead of him over the next three weeks or so. The top eight players advance to the postseason, which is scheduled to begin at the end of April, so a tough first night shouldn’t hamper the Venezuela native’s chances too much at this point.
Don’t quote me on this, but I believe Rodriguez’s next set of games will come on Tuesday night, although the league’s schedule only goes as far as Monday as this is being typed.
In the meantime, you can follow Rodriguez on Twitch here.