White Sox’s Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after shedding good recreation in ninth to HBP
Carlos Rodon went by way of elbow surgical procedure two years in the past and shoulder points final yr. He was completely wholesome in his second begin of 2021, to the purpose he nearly made historical past.
Rodon on Wednesday threw a no-hitter in opposition to Cleveland, beating the Tribe 8-0 on a 45-degree night time in Chicago. He was two outs away from changing into the twenty fourth pitcher in MLB historical past to throw a nine-inning good recreation.
Sadly for him, he misplaced the perfecto when he hit Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez on the foot with a breaking ball with one out within the ninth. Perez didn’t make a lot of an effort to keep away from the pitch however there was no argument from the White Sox.
After that, the 28-year-old left-hander struck out Yu Chang and retired Jordan Luplow on a floor ball to 3rd baseman Yoan Moncada to finish the no-hitter.
Rodon nearly misplaced his perfecto bid on the primary batter of the ninth. Josh Naylor hit a gradual bouncer to first baseman Jose Abreu, who slid into the bag to barely beat a diving Naylor. First base umpire Brian Knight, who was no Jim Joyce on this night time, known as Naylor out. A fast replay evaluate upheld the decision.
Rodon was bidding to change into the fourth White Sox pitcher to throw an ideal recreation and be part of Philip Humber (2012) Mark Buehrle (2009) and Charlie Robertson (1922). As a substitute, he accomplished the second no-no in MLB in lower than per week. Joe Musgrove threw the primary no-hitter in Padres historical past Friday night time.