Nationals | Henry Rodriguez has impressive outing Friday
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 02:59:08 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Henry Rodriguez (shoulder) needed only eight pitches to record three outs in his exhibition debut Friday, March 8, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He threw six fastballs and two sliders and said he felt fine after the game. Rodriguez's fastball topped out at 97 mph but he later admitted that he wasn't throwing at 100 percent force or arm strength, after finding out during his bullpen sessions that he could still be effective without overexerting himself.