|Pittsburgh Pirates (75-78) at New York Mets (70-83)||7:10 PM ET|
|Season||Rd/Hm||Last Start||Last 3 App|
|W. Rodriguez (L)||31||11-13||3.76||5.2||5-5||3.95||9/20||MIL||ND||4.0||5||4||1-0||16.2||4.32|
|C. McHugh (R)||3||0-2||3.86||5.0||0-1||1.93||9/10||WSH||L||4.0||5||2||0-1||7.2||4.70|
A 33-year-old Dominican southpaw, Rodriguez was 7-9 in 21 starts for Houston before the July trade and has since appeared in 11 games - starting 10 - with the Pirates while posting a 3.71 earned run average.
He's won three straight decisions with Pittsburgh in his last five starts, combining to allow 24 hits and 10 runs in 29 2/3 innings in the five games - in which Pittsburgh is 3-2.
Rodriguez last faced the Mets while with Houston on May 2 and emerged with an 8-1 win after allowing a run on six hits in seven innings.
He's 4-2 in eight career starts against New York with a 2.68 ERA.
The Mets oppose Rodriguez with rookie right-hander Collin McHugh, who'll make his sixth attempt at a first career victory.