Dodgers News: Fernando Rodney Wants to Face L.A. in the Playoffs

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney had a few choice words about who he wanted to face in the playoffs come October.

In his last appearance against Los Angeles, the game managed to go sideways on him, almost as much as he wears his hat. On July 6th at Dodger Stadium, Fernando Rodney recorded no outs, allowed two hits, and walked four batters that led to him giving up four runs and a walk-off to the Dodgers.

Rodney came in to protect a two-run lead for the Diamondbacks in the top of the 9th inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This time, it was a little smoother, but he still looked awful. He allowed two hits, hit a batter, had two wild pitches, and surrendered a run. It seems like he struggles against the Dodgers, but for some reason he believes that Los Angeles is the team he wants to face come October.

Courtesy of Nick Piecoro of azcentral, he was able to get a few quotes from Fernando Rodney after the game. The link to his full article can be found here.

“That is the team I want to face,” Rodney said.

When asked bout how the Dodgers feel about facing the Diamondbacks, Rodney responded with, “I don’t think they want to.”

That seems like some really strong words coming from a man who has given up five runs to a team while recording only three outs against them in his last three appearances.

If the Dodgers and Diamondbacks do manage to meet each other in the playoffs, fans should be given a rivalry playoff series for the ages.

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Written by Trevor Vernola


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  1. People who mouth off usually have it given right back to them. Perhaps if he wore his hat straight, he would pitch a little better.

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