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He said that he felt something there

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A year ago http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-jaime-garcia-jersey , Dereck Rodriguez was down in Double-A ball, a converted outfielder hoping to take a new path as a pitcher.A non-roster invite to spring training, Rodriguez finally got the call to the majors in late May.Since then, he’s sparkled.Rodriguez threw seven innings of two-hit ball to continue his fine rookie season and San Francisco beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.“He finds a way,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He’s just been so consistent getting us deep in the game. What a job he’s done since he’s come up. It’s a great story.”Rodriguez (6-1) faced three batters over the minimum, allowing one run with four strikeouts and a walk. Both hits off him came in the second inning.The 26-year-old righty has a 2.25 ERA, lowest among NL rookies.“He stayed off the barrel,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “I didn’t think we got caught up in overswinging at all. We were trying to square him up Yangervis Solarte Jersey , trying to hit it hard where he pitched it. We were unable to do a whole lot of that.”Rodriguez has been San Francisco’s most consistent pitcher this season. He is tied for the team lead in wins and has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last eight starts.“After every start I sit back and look at what’s been happening the last couple of months,” Rodriguez said. “From where I was this time last year to where I’m at this year, it’s a big change.”With five consecutive wins, Bochy believes Rodriguez deserves to be in the discussion for rookie of the year.“You look at how consistent he’s been, you look at the numbers, without question he has to be in that talk and consideration,” Bochy said. “He’s doing all he can do and more than we thought. We knew he would be pretty good but he’s even exceeded that.”Nick Hundley and Joe Panik each drove in two runs for the Giant and Gorkys Hernandez scored twice.Starling Marte had a two-run double for the Pirates.The Giants went 2-4 on their six-game homestand largely because their bullpen failed to hold two late leads against Houston, including one that cost Rodriguez a chance to win.It nearly happened again.Pittsburgh scored twice on Marte’s two-out double off reliever Reyes Moronta in the eighth http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-randal-grichuk-jersey , but Tony Watson retired Gregory Polanco with the tying run on second.Will Smith pitched the ninth for his eighth save.Hundley hit an RBI triple off Joe Musgrove (4-7) in the third and singled home a run in the fourth.LITTLE SUPPORTMusgrove allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one but got little run support for the third consecutive start. Pittsburgh was shut out in Musgrove’s previous two starts and scored only one run while he was on the mound Sunday.“It’s not my job to worry about that,” Musgrove said. “I feel like I’m continuing to throw the ball really well right now.”PIRATES MOVEPittsburgh utility player Christopher Bostick was acquired by Miami for cash. Bostick, who played in two games for the Pirates this season, was designated for assignment last week.TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: C Francisco Cervelli did not start after getting hit in the facemask by a foul tip in the first inning of Saturday’s game. Cervelli struck out looking as a pinch-hitter in the ninth.Giants: RHP Hunter Strickland (fractured right hand) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento. The reliever is eligible to come off the disabled list Aug. 18.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (9-8, 3.63 ERA) faces the Twins in Minnesota on Tuesday. Taillon is 5-1 in his previous seven road starts.Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (4-4, 2.69) opposes Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series in Los Angeles on Monday. Bumgarner pitched seven scoreless innings against Houston in his most recent start. The New York Mets announced Saturday that Tim Tebow will see a specialist next week after suffering an injury to his right hand Thursday while playing for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in a Double-A game against the Trenton Thunder."It's a hand/wrist thing," Rumble Ponies manager Luis Rojas told reporters Thursday. "I think there was one swing where he let go the bottom hand and the top hand finished his swing. He said that he felt something there. We don't know right now."Tebow, who played in the Eastern League All-Star Game last week Jose Bautista Jersey , has been playing some of the best baseball of his career lately.The 30-year-old former NFL quarterback has tallied at least one hit in nine of his past 10 games, including a 3-for-5 performance with a home run against the Akron RubberDucks last Friday.He's posted a .273/.336/.399 triple-slash line with six homers across 84 games for Binghamton in 2018.His improvement throughout his second year in the minors has raised questions about whether the Mets, who are already fading from the MLB playoff race with a 40-55 record, might call him up to the majors when the rosters expand to 40 in September.Tebow sidestepped a question about that possibility ahead of his All-Star appearance, perEverett MerrillofBaseball America."I'm just working on seeing more pitches and having a plan when I come up to bat. I can't worry about the hypotheticals or the what-ifs," he said. "I don't think that's a place an athlete can live. I know as a baseball player I have a lot of room to grow, and I think I'm getting better every day and every series."How long the hand injury keeps him sidelined could play a key role in determining whether Tebow ends up making a few appearances for the Mets this season.


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