After an 18-inning marathon of a Game 3 loss at Dodger Stadium on Friday night, Red Sox manager was quick to announce ‘TBA’ as his Game 4 starting pitcher. That’s apparently that’s the nickname for Eduardo Rodriguez, as Cora confirmed that it will be the 25-year-old lefty that begins Game 4 on the bump for a Red Sox squad in search of a 3-1 series lead.
And he confirmed the E-Rod move via walk-by on the High Heat set, no less.
Cora dropping that E-Rod is the starter tonight strolling by the High Heat set. Love to see it pic.twitter.com/XP1CJWMTWE— Section 10 Podcast (@Section10Pod) October 27, 2018
Although Drew Pomeranz and Chris Sale finished Game 3 as the only Boston pitchers not to appear in last night’s game, Rodriguez was always the right call for Cora, as he faced just one batter and threw just six pitches in Game 3.
Overall, Rodriguez has appeared in six playoff games this fall, with just two hits allowed and five strikeouts over 4.1 innings.
This will be the first start Rodriguez has made since Sept. 20, when he went 3.2 innings and allowed five runs behind four hits and seven walks in an 11-6 victory over the New York Yankees.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, have yet to announce their starting pitcher.