Rodon (6-8) took the loss Saturday, surrendering eight runs on six hits and four walks over one-plus innings while striking out two as the White Sox fell 8-3 to the Twins. The southpaw's season ended in disaster, as he got hammered for 18 earned runs in 10.1 innings over his final three starts. Rodon wraps up 2018 with a 4.18 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 90:55 K:BB through 120.2 frames, and the 25-year-old will head into next spring just looking to stay healthy enough to make 30-plus starts for the first time in his career.
Rodon (6-7) pitched 2.1 innings and took a loss Sunday, yielding six runs on nine hits (one home run) while striking out three in the loss to the Cubs. Sunday was the worst -- and shortest -- start of the season for Rodon, as he watched his ERA jump from 3.22 to 3.61. After closing August on a three-game winning streak, the 25-year-old has taken a loss in four of his last five starts, allowing 20 runs in just 26.1 innings of work during that span. Rodon will look to end the season on a high note against the Twins on Friday.
Rodon (6-6) allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk across seven innings Tuesday to take the loss against the Indians. He recorded one strikeout. Rodon struggled to throw strikes at times as he tied his highest earned run total of the season. He conceded two runs on two hits, a walk and a hit batsman in the second inning and yielded three more on three hits in the fifth. Rodon has struggled in the month of September, posting a 5.63 ERA across 24 innings in four starts. He'll look to bounce back this weekend against the Cubs.
Rodon allowed two runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five over six innings in Wednesday's win over the Royals. He did not factor into the decision. Rodon walked five batters for the second start in a row and saw a fair amount of traffic on the bases, but he was able to work around it for a quality start thanks in part to three double plays. The lefty has struggled with command for much of the year with 84:48 K:BB over 110.1 innings, but he still carries an impressive 3.10 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. He'll next take the mound Wednesday against Cleveland.
Rodon (6-5) gave up four runs on six hits in a loss to the Angels on Friday, recording five walks and four strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Rodon really lost the game in the third inning as he walked the first two batters, hit Mike Trout to load the bases and gave up a sacrifice fly to Justin Upton before surrendering a three-run homer to Shohei Ohtani. This was Rodon's shortest outing in 16 starts this year and his second straight loss after having won his previous three starts. The lefty still carries a 3.11 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and an excellent .188 batting average against, although his 79:43 K:BB in 104.1 innings is not terribly impressive. His next start will come against the Royals in Kansas City.