If you've been watching the Brewers lately, you may have noticed that you haven't been seeing much of Francisco Rodriguez. He's appeared in just four of the Brewers' last 15 games (27%) after working in 68 of their first 139 (49%). You're probably not too upset by the change, however, because K-Rod is having a pretty poor season by his standards.
With that said, we've still seen an awful lot of K-Rod in 2012. His 72 appearances (with eight games to play) are already tied for the 16th most by a reliever in franchise history. If he pitches four more times in the Brewers' last eight games he could move into a tie for fifth:
You might have noticed something else about the relievers on that list: Most of them actually pitched pretty well. K-Rod (and John Axford, by the way) are already two of just five pitchers in franchise history to appear in at least 70 games with an ERA+ under 100:
It's possible Kameron Loe could eventually join them: He has a 4.39 ERA and 67 appearances in 2012.