Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon deserves to be the player of the week
The Chicago White Sox have been a true “up and down” team since the season began. They totally look like a young team trying to deal with the elite expectations that they have. It is going to click eventually and the fact that Carlos Rodon has been awesome really helps their cause. Once the offense truly starts to click, they will be even better. As a result of Rodon being so good so far this season, he has been named the American League Player of the Week for last week.
Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox received his first-ever Player of the Week honor.
Of course, Rodon threw a no-hitter on Wednesday of last week and that is the reason that he gets the honor. He made it through 25 outs with it being a perfect game before a toe-ball hit by pitch ended it. It was lame of the Cleveland hitter to not get out of the way but it is what it is. Rodon locked in and got the final two outs.
It was one of the coolest moments that the White Sox will give us at any point this season. He, of course, gave up no runs or hits, had the one beaned batter, and seven strikeouts. It was the perfect way for him to get his second win of the season in as many tries.
This is happening to the perfect player with a great story. Rodon has dealt with a lot of adversity as a player throughout his career so far so this is the “Comeback Player of the Year” type of stuff going in right now. He beat out Reynaldo Lopez to get this job as the team’s fifth starter and so far he has been their ace. We can only hope that it continues.
Rodon is going to get his next chance to pitch today. He will face the Cleveland Indians again just shy of a week after no-hitting them. He will face Zach Plesac who the White Sox tagged early and often in their last meeting. This is the second time that these two pitchers will face each other and it promises to be a really fun matchup. Hopefully, the White Sox are able to get Carlos the offense he needs and he can continue to pitch well.