DENVER – Dereck Rodríguez was sensational as a rookie last season and sent a 2.81 ERA in 21 plays (19 starts). But in Monday's second half of the giants' double-staple against the Rockies at Coors Field, his ERA stood at 5.27 for 2019.
Rodriguez was up against not only the Rockies "
Rodriguez was against not only the Rockies lineup, but their ballpark, which has been even more lively this season than in seasons past, and had just been a few hours earlier the place for a record stand 1
So when Rodriguez hit five strong innings and only gave one race in San Francisco's 2-1 victory to sweep the double peak, There was a big shot in the arm for not only the 27-year-old right-winger, but for the giants, whose bats have been living in a stretch where they have won 10 of his last 13 games.
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Rodriguez's father, Hall of Fame prisoner Ivan Rodriguez, was present and saw his son give up four hits while he did not go out and beat six in 66 seats.
Given the uncertainty surrounding Madison Bumgarner as the July 31 trading deadline approaching having Rodriguez back to 2018 and stick to the rotation, Bumgarner should be traded would be an ideal situation.
Manny Randhawa is reporter for MLB. com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.