Less than a week after getting dome-doinked (that’s the official baseball term) by a liner, Carlos Rodon was back on the mound for the Charlotte Knights. In five innings of shutout ball against Lehigh Valley, Rodon allowed three hits, struck out eight, and walked a pair.
Clearly that ball off the forehead didn’t negatively impact his performance. Or maybe it actually improved his performance, kind of a Rookie Of The Year sorta reverse-calamity effect.
Rodon has 14 strikeouts against two walks in 7-2/3 innings with the Knights this season. And a 0.00 ERA. He has 20 total strikeouts in his brief minor league stint so far. Barring an injury setback, it shouldn’t be too long before he’s back with the White Sox, which is in desperate need of starting pitching. (And everything else, pretty much.)
And as a fan I would sure appreciate a quick return, since the White Sox are completely unwatchable otherwise.