White Sox left-hander had another strong outing in the team’s win over division rival Cleveland Indians on Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox have an ace in Carlos Rodon. The 2014 first round draft pick had another strong start for the Sox on Friday in the team’s 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. Rodon pitched eight innings while allowing no earned runs.
With his stellar outing, Rodon lowered his ERA on the season to 2.61. Rodon is currently leading the majors in ERA since July 1 at 1.28. No other Sox starter has an ERA close to Rodon’s currently and the left-handed pitcher has established himself as the team’s ace for this season.
Since making his season debut on June 9, Rodon has been the best starting pitcher for the Sox. Rodon has come back from injury a much better pitcher. Although he’s battled with various injuries over the past few seasons, Rodon is starting to become a complete pitcher this year.
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The Sox haven’t had many bright spots this season but Rodon has shown his ace potential over the last month. With the team’s starting rotation being poor, Rodon’s emergence as the Sox ace is an encouraging sign for their rebuilding efforts.
Rodon will need to pitch a completely healthy season in 2019 to help the Sox pitching rotation which will still be young. The 25-year-old has shown glimpses of his potential in the past and this year, but he hasn’t been able to remain healthy for an entire season since his rookie year in 2015.
The Sox have many pitching prospects that will be promoted later this season and in 2019. With Rodon at the top of the rotation, the Sox could have one of the better starting rotations in the Majors in a few years. While Sox fans continue to wait for the team to become contenders again, they can find solace in the fact that Rodon is starting to live up to his ace potential this season.