Paco Rodriguez’ Mechanical Fix

(via) Early last month, I looked into the disastrous end of Paco Rodriguez‘ 2013 regular season. The most common question that I received after posting the article was “was Paco tipping his pitches?” It’s a natural question, given his unorthodox delivery (pictured above). On Monday, this question re-surfaced, when Ken Gurnick reported that Rodriguez has made a mechanical...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Recent History of Dodgers Spring Pitching

When you search Creative Commons for “Monasterios”, this is the only picture that isn’t of a monastery. Also, it’s good to see that he’s pitching again. (via) Putting together the spring training batting statistics run-down was fun, so I’ve prepared a companion post for pitching statistics. The goal of the batting history post was to illustrate that you shouldn’t trust...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What Happened to Paco Rodriguez?

(via) For most of the year, Paco Rodriguez was one of the most dependable pitchers in the Dodgers’ bullpen. He was unhittable against lefties and nearly as good against right-handed hitting. This lasted until September, when he completely fell apart. He was so ineffective at the end of the season that he was left off of the NLCS roster against a Cardinals team that could not hit...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers drop Rodriguez, Capuano from NLCS roster

The Dodgers made two changes to their 25-man roster for the National League Championship Series, sitting down relievers Paco Rodriguez and Chris Capuano and leaving themselves with just one one-left hander in the bullpen. Manager Don Mattingly also kept Dee Gordon on his updated roster, perhaps a sign he's still not sure if or when Andre Ethier will be able to return to center...
Via Fox Sports West
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals back up catcher takes mound, records strikeout

In a scene similar to backyard baseball or batting practice, the St. Louis Cardinals sent their reserve catcher Rob Johnson to the mound with 2 outs in the 9th inning to preserve a depleted bullpen for another day.  Holding a 13-4 lead, the Dodgers didn’t bother pinch hitting for relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez, preferring he stay in for his first career at bat, then gobble up the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig makes a catch, hurts the wall, leaves Paco Rodriguez floored

Paco Rodriguez, thoughts?
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp and Paco Rodriguez team up to foil Brandon League’s attempt to blow a 3-run lead

One would think that a three-run lead against a relatively light-hitting, currently struggling Giants lineup would be enough for just about any reliever, but not for Brandon League. He gave up two runs without recording an out, putting the game at 6-5 for Paco Rodriguez to save. He did just that thanks to some savvy pitching and Matt Kemp doing what you see above. Paco, thoughts?
June 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Dodgers' LHP Paco Rodriguez should utilize his 4-seam fastball more often

Mariano Rivera is famous for being a one-pitch pitcher. He's the most dominant reliever of all-time, thanks to a ridiculous cut fastball. Kenley Jansen is following in Rivera's footsteps, specifically with the cutter. He's throwing it 94.6 percent of the time this season, according to Brooks Baseball. When a relief pitcher has such a dominant pitch as Rivera and...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Gator Baseball Welcomes Powerhouse South Carolina

Gator baseball has had a tough road so far in 2013. The Gators lost plethora of talent last year the MLB Draft, a lot of whom are performing well in the minor and major leagues. Paco Rodriguez was called up … Continue reading →
Via Our Two Bits
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Paco Is First 2012 Draftee To Debut + Castellanos, Wall, Abreu Called Up

Paco Rodriguez, the lefty reliever out of University Of Florida and the Dodgers‘ second round pick in 2012, was recalled to replace the injured Chad Billingsley, who found himself on the 60-day DL with his elbow injury that may require offseason surgery. Rodriguez becomes the first 2012 draftee to debut in The Show. —– Bobby... Read More »
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

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