Carlos Rodon went by elbow surgical procedure two years in the past and shoulder points final 12 months. He was completely wholesome in his second begin of 2021, to the purpose he virtually made historical past.
Rodon on Wednesday threw a no-hitter towards Cleveland, beating the Tribe 8-Zero on a 45-degree night time in Chicago. He was two outs away from changing into the 24th pitcher in MLB historical past to throw a nine-inning good sport.
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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 virtually misplaced his perfecto bid on the primary batter of the ninth. Josh Naylor hit a sluggish 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, referred to as Naylor out. A fast replay assessment upheld the decision.
Rodon was bidding to turn into the fourth White Sox pitcher to throw an ideal sport and be a 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.