Eduardo Rodríguez He is seeking to only talk about his performance on the field this season, and for this, he is giving everything this spring to be in tune with what will be the 2023 harvest; his second with the Detroit Tigers.
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In this sense, the carabobeño comes from adding another very good start in the Grapefruit League, by striking out six opponents and accepting only four hits in 3.1 innings of work in the 2-1 victory of the Tigers over the Washington Nationals in Lakeland.
In this way, "E-Rod" extended his chain of zeros to eight chapters and a third of work (including three starts) in this preseason, with a record of 1-0, 10 guillotined and WHIP of 0.96. But what seems to paint better for the Venezuelan compared to last spring is that he seems to be cheaper in his shipments, since in four games started in the Spring of 2022 he averaged 14.65 pitches per episode, while this year it has dropped to 13.44 per input.
At the same time that now he seems to have a greater strikeout capacity and greater control, since he registers a rate of strikeouts per nine sections of 10.80 and a ratio of prescriptions per pass of 10.00. In fact, he's only been traded one ticket all spring.
César Hernández shows desire to stay
For his part, César Hernández; who reached a minor league agreement with an invitation to training camps a few weeks ago, has shown with his bat that he is capable of performing at the highest level of baseball and bringing his experience at second base with the Michigan team.
In eight games in the Grapefruit League, the man from Lara has a .412 average (17-for-7), with six doubles, one run scored and one RBI. Additionally, he registers an OBP of .524, a Slugging percentage of .765 and a robust OPS of 1.289, something unusual in "Cesita", since during his career he has been characterized as more of a line hitter and not as powerful.