Francisco Rodriguez earned his league-leading ninth save after tossing a scoreless inning against the Padres on Wednesday. He walked on and struck out two but did not give up a hit.
Despite waiting until Opening Day to name their closer, the Brewers clearly made the right choice in picking K-Rod, who is now a perfect 9-for-9 in save chances in 2014. There was speculation that Jim Henderson would end up in the closer role once back up to 100 percent health, but with the way Rodriguez has been throwing, that isn't going to happen. He has yet to allow an earned-run through 12.0 innings with a 13.50 K/9, so what's not to love?
Analyst: Matthew Beck View Profile