Rodriguez to Futures game, Keys go for split in Zebulon
Wednesday was a good day for the Keys — they snapped a 3-game losing streak and beat Carolina and just over a half an hour after their 6-2 win, starter Eduardo Rodriguez was selected to play in Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.
More on the Keys’ victory a little later. First, let’s talk about Rodriguez.
*One of the Keys’ two Carolina League All-Stars, Rodriguez is 6-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 14 starts and was named Baltimore Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, when he went 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA in six starts. He is tied for fourth in the Carolina League in ERA and is tied for second in innings pitched, having thrown 85.1. He threw a scoreless inning at the California-Carolina League All-Star Game, and more on his experience in San Jose can be viewed in this blog post from last week. He’ll join Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia as the two O’s prospects at the game. Rodriguez is the only player from Venezuela selected to this year’s game.
Some reaction for Eduardo on being named pitcher of the month and his selection to the Futures game:[tweet https://twitter.com/eduardorod5/status/348246951923417088] [tweet https://twitter.com/eduardorod5/status/349987785228288000]
And from others:[tweet https://twitter.com/Orioles/status/349974200729092096] [tweet https://twitter.com/EddieInTheYard/status/349989310830882817]
*Read more about Rodriguez and his upcoming trip to the Big Apple here. Both the U.S. and World rosters are here. And here’s a video of MLB.com analyst Jonathan Mayo breaking down the World roster, though Eddy didn’t get any extra love.
*As for yesterday’s win, fueled by Glynn Davis and Michael Ohlman, read about it on FrederickKeys.com here or in the Frederick News-Post here. The highlight of the game came on defense, when Johnny Ruettiger robbed Carolina of a possible two-run double in the bottom of the eighth, protecting the Keys’ one-run lead.
*Tonight, the Keys go for a series split in Zebulon, N.C. Tim Berry, who’s 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA in June, starts against Michael Peoples. First pitch is at 7:15 with coverage beginning at 6:45 on wthu.org. Listen here or on 1450 AM The Source. All you need to know regarding tonight’s game is below, in the game notes:
*The seemingly inevitable bad news about former Key and top prospect Dylan Bundy finally came yesterday — he needs Tommy John surgery. More on Bundy below:[tweet https://twitter.com/danconnollysun/status/349968258591502338] [tweet https://twitter.com/si_mlb/status/350057422301298689] [tweet https://twitter.com/MiLB/status/350012348901228544] [tweet https://twitter.com/EddieInTheYard/status/349984058916343808]
*Now, to cheer you up, read this story from Tim Kurkjian about 2011 Key Manny Machado chasing the all-time doubles record, set all the way back in 1931.
*The Keys return home Friday at 7 p.m. to play Winston-Salem. Buy your tickets here and get your 25th season card set at Friday’s game.
*And I’ll end today’s post with a public service announcement. Watch out for bears in downtown Frederick.
Shake your Keys.