Carlos Rodon Pitches Well, Chris Sale Doesn’t
Since returning from a stint on the disabled list, Rodon has pitched two quality starts for the White Sox. In his previous start before Friday, Rodon pitched 6.1 innings against the Orioles. In that start, he gave up just one earned run while recording seven strikeouts. On Friday, Rodon pitched well against the Marlins.
The 2014 first-round pick for the White Sox pitched six innings, and gave up one earned run. Rodon possibly could have gone deeper in the game if he hadn’t allowed three walks. The Marlins could only collect three hits against Rodon. With the start, Rodon improved to 3-8 on the season and lowered his ERA to 4.32.
Sale, however wasn’t as fortunate as Rodon on Sunday. Sale failed in his quest for his 15th victory, as the Marlins avoided the sweep with a 5-4 win. The All-Star pitched 6.2 innings on Sunday, and gave up five earned runs on eight hits to the Marlins. With the defeat, Sale’s ERA increased to 3.30 on the season. Although Sale appeared to be the front-runner for Cy Young Award early this season, he might see his stock decrease. Sale has yet to win a game in the second half, and he’s no longer the best starter on the White Sox in terms of ERA.