Eduardo Rodriguez Struggles on the Mound Giving up 4 Home Runs to the Orioles
It was a loud day at Camden Yards on [Thursday] night. The Orioles’ bats were hot and the crowd really got into it. Ace Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was pitching for the Red Sox. He has had a good run so far in the last few starts but Thurday night he really got knocked around. It was disappointing to say the least. The Orioles are a Home Run hitting team. Most of their offense comes from the long ball. Last night they showed off their power hitting skills.
In the 1st right out of the gate, Mark Trumbo hit a 2 Run Homer to Left Field. The Red Sox would later score a Run in the 2nd to make it [2-1]. Then in the 4th, Chris Davis hit a solo Home Run. It would be only the 2nd time this year that Eduardo Rodriguez would give up 2 or more Home Runs in a single game. Then things got messy in the 6th as Adam Jones hit a solo shot to the Left Field Bleachers. E-Rod went on to give up two more hits in the inning before giving up a dreadful 3 Run Home Run to Schoop. This made the score [7-1] Orioles.
Eduardo Rodriguez was taken out of the inning after the Home Run. He went just 5 2/3 Innings, he gave up 8 Hits, had 7 Earned Runs, no Walks, and had 6 Strikeouts. It was a rough outing for E-Rod. The Red Sox would pull within 2 Runs in the 9th, after Jackie Bradley Jr. 3 Run Homer, but they couldn’t come back from the deficit. They would lose the game [7-5] in the series opener against Division Rival Baltimore.