By: Will Farlow
Baseball throughout its storied history has shown us to always expect the unexpected. Tonight in front of under 8,000 fans the left-hander drafted at pick 3 by the Chicago White Sox in the 2014 MLB Draft did the impossible. Carlos Rodon against the division rival Cleveland Indians threw the historic 20th no-hitter in White Sox history. Rodon threw a pitch that hit the toe of Roberto Perez breaking a perfect game in the 9th inning. I enjoyed seeing this historic moment in White Sox history for a pitcher that against any obstacle played his heart out for his team. Here are my takes on the historic moment in the career of White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon.
Carlos Rodon is a left-handed pitcher that has fought through tough injuries in the last few seasons. I admire the heart of a player fighting all odds showing the true love of the game. Carlos faced a division rival in the Indians that he has pitched well against throughout his career. The former NC State left-hander threw 7 strikeouts with no walks or runs given to Cleveland. I am impressed by also the strong defensive play by the White Sox given Rodon needed support tonight. Nick Madrigal at second along with the first baseman Andrew Vaughn in left field are two of many players that made key plays. The moment when the Luplow hit went from Moncada to Abreu out at first was the moment history was made tonight.
Carlos Rodon is the second no-hitter for the White Sox since ace Lucas Giolito threw one last year against the Pittsburgh Pirates. I think that the fact our fifth rotation starter throwing a no-hitter shows other MLB teams the incredible strength of the White Sox rotation early on in the 2021 season. Carlos can now feel more confident again in his pitching for the first time since he received Tommy John surgery in 2019. I like the confidence and strong competitive composure Rodon shows each start he makes in his career. Congratulations to homegrown White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon on throwing a no-hitter in a game nor he or any White Sox fan will forget.