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Monday, April 19, 2021
Sportsman of the Week Ending 4/18/2021
Two weeks into the MLB season and two no hitters. It's not supposed to happen like this. Especially early in the season where pitchers are presumably working up their pitch count. Last week, Joe Musgrove did the improbable. This week, Chicago White Sox hurler Carlos Rodon almost did the impossible. A near perfect game. The lefty took a perfecto into the 9th but on a fluke (or characteristic) unhittable sharp breaking ball, hit a batter on his foot with one out. No worries, he retired the next two batters and preserved the no-no for an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Rodon, a 3rd overall pick in the 2014 Amateur draft, has struggled with injuries with only 11 starts in the last 2 years (2019-20). It was Rodon's second complete game and first shutout. And of course, first no hitter. He did it and further reminded baseball fans how fun baseball is. Our Sportsman of the Week!