White Sox lefty Carlos Rodón tossed a no-hitter previously this season, back on April 14 versus Cleveland. Sunday, he got within a whiff of making history by tossing a 2nd no-no this season. Chicago wound up winning the video game, 4-1, on the strength of Rodón’s no-hitter flirtation.
Rodón survived 6 no-hit innings and tape-recorded the very first out of the seventh. He appeared to move within 7 outs of history, however he didn’t get the call on a 2-2 slider that would have been the 2nd out of the inning. A double from Eric Haase on a 3-2 pitch followed. Here’s the close call:
It definitely appears like a missed out on call by home base umpire Pat Hoberg. Regardless, Rodón still had an opportunity to get Haase out and didn’t do so in the taking place pitch series.
Rodón was pulled after the seventh with simply the one hit enabled on 103 pitches. We can’t perhaps understand if Rodón would’ve managed the no-hitter had he gotten that call, however it sure would’ve been good to see how it played out. Rather, he completed with 7 innings, one hit, one run, 2 strolls and 9 strikeouts.
There have actually been 5 pitchers in history to toss 2 no-hitters in one season:
- Johnny Vander Meer, 1938
- Allie Reynolds, 1951
- Virgil Trucks, 1952
- Nolan Ryan, 1973
- Max Scherzer, 2015
( Note: Roy Halladay did it in 2010, too, however one was available in the postseason. This was for regular-season just)
Rodón is now 6-2 with a 1.89 AGE, 0.84 WHIP and 97 strikeouts versus 17 strolls in 66 2/3 innings. He’s definitely headed to his very first All-Star Video game later on this summertime. All this after being non-tendered by the White Sox last winter season and after that re-signed with them in February on a 1 year offer.