Thirteen-time all-star Angelo Rodriguez of the Minneapolis Ravens has hit a career milestone worth celebrating, as he registered career win #150 tonight against the Louisville Sluggers, after holding them to just a single run as the Ravens took the game 16-1.
“A-Rod” allowed the Sluggers just 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out just 1 batter in 4.1 innings during an extended relief appearance. Alejandro Dominguez had the start, and threw 4.2 innings of shutout ball before leaving in the 5th inning with mild calf strain.
The 38-year-old Rodriguez is a free agent at the end of this year, and has logged 15 years at the major level, but continues to prove he still has the stuff to stay in the bigs. The pitcher is almost certainly destined for the Hall of Fame, as he is now the all-time career leader in wins, as well as holder of several other all-time career pitching records, including games started (284), complete games (65), innings (2,163.2), and strikeouts (2,160). He is 14th on the all-time career winning percentage list at .633.
The lefty, who follows a strict workout regimen, has never been on the disabled list.
Meanwhile, another big milestone was reached when David Chinchilla, the first baseman for the Montreal Metros, hit his 200th career home run tonight against the Ohio Oxen. The former Hamilton Crusader and California Tidal has been reliable for the Metros all year. The veteran earlier collected his 1000th hit back in May.
“Chinny” Chinchilla moves to 21 on the all-time career home run leaderboard, just behind Hall of Famer Jim Sure who has 202. Only 11 active players are above him on the leaderboard.
The 35-year-old, who was once the #1 prospect in the league, is under contract to Montreal until 2020.