Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon’s start is truly historic through four
The Chicago White Sox were ridiculed for bringing Carlos Rodon back at the end of the offseason. Fans were wrongly done with him because of the fact that injuries made him looked burned out. The fact of the matter is that he is a wildly talented pitcher that was a third overall pick in the draft for a reason. Before he was hurt, he was one of the best young pitching prospects in the world.
When the White Sox cut him, it looked like that was it for him in a White Sox uniform. Later, they would bring him back on a much cheaper deal so he can continue to pitch for them. He had to beat out Reynaldo Lopez for that fifth spot in the rotation which he obviously did. That is a good call for the White Sox as he has probably been their best pitcher so far this season.
Carlos Rodon has been so great for the Chicago White Sox through four starts.
Rodon’s season is of course highlighted by the no-hitter that he threw just a couple of starts into the season. He hasn’t slowed down at all since then either which has been amazing for the White Sox. He currently has a 0.72 ERA and 36 strikeouts over his four starts. Those 36 strikeouts are the most in a four-game span with less than a 0.80 ERA in franchise history. To say that he is defying the odds is an understatement.
Rodon is going to be there for the long haul. He has tremendous stuff and looks to have it under control. His work with pitching coach Ethan Katz has done wonders for him. Katz isn’t going to fix every single pitcher the organization ever has going forward but he sure has lived up to the hype with Rodon. At this point, Rodon might be considered a true playoff starter.
The thought was that Rodon was probably on a short leash to start the season. This White Sox team is too good for them to be wasting any starts. They lead the league in starter ERA (Rodon is a big reason why) so they can’t be having any games that they have no chance to win. Rodon put all of that to rest with the way he has played.
This is a long season. It has been amazing through four starts but he needs to keep going. This is a huge season for Rodon because he is only on the one-year deal. It looks like he is going to earn much more than that with the way he is going. You can expect to see Rodon pitch next week against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark.