"He had six 'ups,' and that was as important as anything," Hurdle said. "And [according to] the report I got, he threw all his pitches. The first three innings were crisp ... nine up, nine down."
In the fourth, balls struck by Bowie's Christian Walker and Kyeong Kang were up: Both lifted three-run homers as the Baysox hung seven runs on Rodriguez in that inning.
"Leadoff walk in the fourth, then his delivery might've gotten rushed a little bit. The numbers are the numbers," said Hurdle, less interested in Rodriguez's pitching line than in how he rebounds physically from the outing. "The last time [following a May 1 start of 3 1/3 innings], the day-after recovery was the issue. We'll see how he responds this time."