Following today’s loss, Francisco Rodriguez addressed Mets fans, saying:
“To all those fans out there watching that poor effort today, I apologize. I’m really embarrassed. I just have to suck it up and keep working hard and make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
Rodriguez was asked if the lack of work this season has led to his recent struggles, to which he said, “No, if I suck I suck, I don’t make excuses.”
For what it’s worth, Rodriguez has just eight less appearances this season compared to his total from last year – and just three less appearances this August and September compared to the same two months in 2008.