ERod had a really disappointing first outing tonight after Cora and the staff all spring were public in wanting him to take the next step. Speier with some scathing tweets: Alex Speier @alexspeier 55m55 minutes ago Dana LeVangie said Rodriguez didn’t stick with the game plan entering the game, particularly with failure to use his changeup vs lefties. Alex Speier @alexspeier 40m40 minutes ago LeVangie thought Mariners righties would be sitting on changeups away so wanted Rodriguez to attack with cutter in, but he didn’t do so aggressively enough to open the plate. And he wanted left-on-left changeups, but Rodriguez threw fastballs in ABs 2 and 3 vs Bruce. Alex Speier @alexspeier 38m38 minutes ago How do you fix unsuccessful implementation of gameplan? LeVangie: ‘A little kick in the teeth here and there, a wakeup call. ... Maybe it’s a little bit of a wakeup call for all of us.’ we need this guy to take that next step and maybe beyond. fortunately it's just March, but looks like he needs a talking to again.