Carlos Rodon was almost excellent on Wednesday evening however settled for a reasonably superior accomplishment anyway: a no-hitter.
The 28-year-old southpaw struck out seven and solely allowed one baserunner within the White Sox’s 8-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. He threw 114 pitches, 75 for strikes. He was everywhere in the strike zone and used a mixture of off-speed pitches to maintain the Indians hitters off steadiness. He additionally received assist with many hard-hit balls going straight to his defenders.
Rodon was in pursuit of the twenty fourth perfecto in MLB historical past and first since Felix Hernandez did it in 2012. To begin the ninth was Josh Naylor, who grounded weakly to first base. Jose Abreu beat Naylor to the bag for the out in a really shut play.
The following batter was Roberto Perez, whom Rodon hit on the foot with a breaking ball. Rodon appeared chapped that Perez didn’t get out of the best way on the pitch, costing the pitcher an ideal recreation. However he didn’t lose focus. He struck out Yu Chang subsequent after which Jordan Luplow hit a scorching grounder to 3rd and was thrown out for the ultimate out of the sport.