Phil rodriguez closer

Started the year at Triple-A Nashville and logged a ERA and .143 opponents batting average in 10 games before he was promoted to Oakland May 7…spent the balance of the season with the A's and went 4-2 with a ERA and .200 opponents batting average in 56 relief appearances…the ERA and opponents batting average were the best of his three full seasons in the majors…the four wins were a career high…struck out 65 batters in innings ( per nine innings) and now has 205 strikeouts in career innings ( per nine innings)…allowed 4-of-30 (%) inherited runners to score, which tied for the lowest percentage in the American League (Cedeno, TB), ranked second in the majors (Strickland, SF %) and was the fifth lowest mark by an Athletic since 1974…has allowed just 22- of-111 (%) to score in his career…first batters faced were 7-for-53 (.132) with just three walks… ranked third in the AL in opponents on-base percentage against first batters (.179), fifth in slugging percentage (.189) and tied for fifth in batting average…now has a .177 (28-for-158) career average against first batters…his .200 opponents batting average included a .174 (15-for-86) mark against left-handed hitters and .217 (28-for-129) with all four of his home runs against right-handers…had a .198 slugging percentage against lefties, .380 against righties…yielded a .193 average with runners in scoring position…surrendered just four home runs, but all came with runners on base…had a ERA in 12 outings on no days rest compared to in his other 44 appearances…compiled a ERA in 24 games during the day, a ERA in 32 games at night…posted a ERA in 45 outings against AL competition compared to a ERA in 11 interleague games…tossed fewer than one inning in 19 of his 56 appearances and more than one inning 15 times.

The April 2015 Visa Bulletin provides more great news for Filipinos, as the priority dates in the various family and employment categories continue to move forward.  In fact, the priority date for workers has moved forward to October 1, 2014.

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