I’ve seen this before… 206 billion mega-contract→long rehab→delayed debut, 3 losses with 7-run ERA ‘shock slump’.
New York Yankees left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon, 31, has collapsed again.
Rodon took the mound for the third game of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday (July 20), giving up six runs on four hits (two home runs), five walks, and three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of work, dropping his third loss of the season.
It was 0-0 in the first inning. One out later, he walked Shohei Ohtani and gave up a leadoff double to Taylor Ward. With a favorable 1B-2S count, Ward sent a seven-pitch curveball over the left field fence. He then struck out Mickey Moniak and got Eduardo Escobar to fly out to left field to end the inning.
The second inning was also shaky. Coincidentally, it was the same route as the first inning. After giving up a leadoff walk to Hunter Renfroe, Luis Lengifo hit a two-run homer to left-center field. It was a three-pitch, 95.5-mph (153-kilometer) fastball that was high and away from 1B-1S.
Rodon retired the next three hitters, Michael Stefanik, Chad Wallach, and Zack Necto, all on pitches in the zone.
Trailing 4-0 in the third, back-to-back walks to Otani and Ward gave way to an RBI single to Moniak and an infield grounder to Escobar. Rengifo then walked to put runners on first and second, but Stefanik induced a grounder to second to end the threat.
Rodon temporarily settled down in the fourth inning after falling behind 0-6. Neto singled up the middle to put runners on first and second, but Ohtani struck out swinging and got Ward to fly out to center field.
Still trailing 0-6, Rodon ended the game prematurely in the top of the fifth, getting Moniak to fly out to left field before being replaced by Ian Hamilton. He threw 87 pitches. His ERA skyrocketed to 7.36 from 5.23.메이저사이트
After going 14-8 with a 2.88 ERA in 31 games for the San Francisco Giants last year, Rodon signed a massive six-year, $162 million contract with the Yankees after the season. However, he bounced around the disabled list with elbow and back injuries and made a late debut on July 8 against the Chicago White Sox.
Rodon’s record since joining the Yankees is 3-3 with a 7.36 ERA in three games. He took the loss against the White Sox on July 8 after allowing two runs in 5⅓ innings, but suffered three straight losses against the Colorado Rockies on July 15 after allowing four runs in five innings and six runs in 4⅓ innings against the Angels. In all three games, he gave up a home run and walked nine batters. His quality starts are also zero.
The Yankees dropped to 3-7 on the day and remained in last place in the American League East (50-47) with the sweep of the shocking Angels.
Rodon’s ‘betting controversy’ has a lot to do with the franchise’s fall from grace.