Former NC State All-American pitcher Carlos Rodon made his 2018 debut yesterday against the Red Sox up in Boston. Despite taking the loss, Rodon was impressive, giving up 2 earned runs, while striking out 7 (2 walks) in 5 innings (97 pitches).
Carlos Rodón made his season debut this afternoon in Boston, striking out seven batters over 5.0 IP. pic.twitter.com/QhVhl9zhTV
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“I’m just happy to get through it and be healthy,” Rodon said. “Obviously, I wish I would have made some better pitches and got ahead of guys. I fell behind and that led to some more pitches and just have to get ahead of guys and get those early outs.”
“It’s good to be back. There are some things I wish I would have done better in that outing,” Rodon said. “Get ahead of guys.
“There were a lot of 1-0, 2-0. I remember throwing a lot of 2-1 changeups. I have a good changeup, but I’m a fastball/slider guy. When I get ahead, I can throw those two pitches. You can’t fall behind hitters like this, especially this lineup. They can do some damage.”