White Sox: Five Takeaways from Series Against Orioles
Carlos Rodon Has Solid Start
Rodon entered his start against the Orioles on Saturday coming off a start where he gave up five earned runs against the Twins. On Saturday however, Rodon only just one earned run against the Orioles through six innings pitched.
The 2014 first round pick of the White Sox had one of his better starts of the season against the Orioles. Rodon recorded seven strikeouts against a potent Baltimore lineup, and was able to get out of a first inning jam with runners on first and third base with no outs. Rodon struck out the side in the first inning after the Orioles had runners on first and third base.
The White Sox will need more outings like this from Rodon moving forward. Rodon struggled in his first season as a starter before finishing 2015 strong. If he can do the same thing this season, it will bode well for his confidence along with the team’s moving into next season.