Carlos Rodon Gets First MLB Victory

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In the first Major League start of his young career on Saturday night, Carlos Rodon overcame some early shakiness to settle down, regain his control and overpower the Cincinnati lineup for the most part, en route to notching his first Major League victory.

Rodon tossed 108 pitches in 6 complete innings in the start, giving up 2 runs on just 4 hits.  He struck out 8, while walking 4.  Belying the double nickle on his back, his fastball sat in the mid to upper 90’s all night, once even tipping the gun at 99mph.

The White Sox bullpen held serve after Rodon exited, and Chicago extended its lead for the 8-2 victory.

Way to go Carlos!!!  We’re sure tonight’s win is the first of many to come.

And we still miss ya….

 

 

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    Wufpacker
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    In the first Major League start of his young career on Saturday night, Carlos Rodon overcame some early shakiness to settle down, regain his control a
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    #86230

    Pack92
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    This was simply awesome to watch. WHen you can throw breaking balls on the outside at 84 and come back across the hitters wrists at 96 – you’ll do well. Carlos did well.
    Way to go Carlos!

    #86231

    Wufpacker
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    What I found most interesting was his pitching motion. Somebody has coached him up, but good.

    Motion is now much more fluid and economical. Often in his college career you could see the effort expended when he was trying to throw it past someone. Last night he just looked consistently smooth, especially when he was hitting the upper 90s.

    And the slider is still just all kinds of nasty.

    #86232

    BJD95
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    Yeah, I gotta think they find a way to keep him in the rotation now. Did yeoman’s work last night.

    #86233

    TheCOWDOG
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    Bingo Wuf. That motion was what they began working on at the Team USA Center, in Cary.

    Good eyes, Mr. Red Barber!

    One of the big reasons they started changing him up, was to …well…incorporate him changing it up.

    Remember his early season “struggles” as a Jr?

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