Mizuno MLB Brand Ambassador of the Week -- Wandy Rodriguez, Houston Astros
by Harper Cornell on June 20, 2011
It's no secret that the Houston Astros have struggled in 2011, currently holding the worst record in baseball. One of the bright spots for the 'Stros this season has been starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez. Rodriguez is 5-3 on the year, with a stellar 2.88 ERA. He put together back-to-back excellent starts last week, picking up two more wins. On Monday, Rodriguez was called on to be the stopper, and avoid a four-game sweep at home to the Atlanta Braves. He responded by firing six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out five. On Saturday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, Rodriguez threw six more scoreless innings, with six more strikeouts. Rodriguez plays with the Mizuno Pro Limited Custom Ball Glove, and wears Mizuno's 9-Spike cleated footwear.