"Frankie depends on the command," Roenicke said. "He depends on the off-speed stuff. When he's not commanding his fastball, now he's got to go to the off-speed and he has to be really good with those pitches.
Jonathan Schoop homered off a Rodriguez curve ball that was just off the plate with two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday night to bring Baltimore within 6-5.
"To me that is not a bad pitch," Roenicke said. "That should not have been hit for a home run. It was great hitting or he was looking for it. Whatever the case is, that was a good pitch."
Delmon Young followed with a single, and Nick Markakis doubled home the tying run, giving Rodriguez his second blown save of the season.
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