& #X11;Fasten your seat belt: Rodó confident despite spoiled debut
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North Port, FL – Carlos Carlos Rodón sat on the road bench in the third inning on Sunday afternoon, barely watching the next pitcher warm up on the mound from a thousand yards. The game didn’t count, he reminded himself, but the barrage came fast and furious, and the top five hitters of the mighty Braves all hit or reached base.
“I don’t like to fail,” Rodón said. “I try to tell myself, I paced myself and did some pitches, and then I got a little humbled. So I kind of need that. I got the job I needed, so that’s one of the things I’m looking forward to next I hope I can implement the results and do better.”
“Fortunately, this game doesn’t count, so that’s fine,” Rodon said. “But I wouldn’t say that on April 1st. Trust me.”
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Rodón hits the fastball at between -88 On Sunday, he said he was too excited to find effective pace in the first inning. Ronald Acuña Jr. singled and stole a second in the infield, and Matt Olson hit a two-run homer to send the On the square outside the right field wall.
After recording a pair of outs, Rodón hits Michael Harris II, then sees Harris steal second base, then escapes the inning by catching Vaughan Gleeson watching what is called a third strike . Between innings, manager Aaron Boone approached Rodón and told him not to pitch the ball any faster than he was ready for.
” What I don’t want him to do is start reaching for it because he should throw 98, 97, 98 [mph],” Boone said. “It’s consistent with where he is every spring. I don’t want him to feel like he has to impress us on March 5th and overdo it and then mechanically get stuck. My message to him is, Keep your mechanism and execute. he will get there. “Rodón retired bottom three in second inning crisp then couldn’t retire third hitter . Acuña doubled, and Rodón said he was tempted to “reach back and throw hard” to the next hitter. Boone’s warning words rang in his mind.
“The younger me would say, ‘[Forget] that, I’ll throw one here as best I can,'” Rodón said. “I’m glad I didn’t do that.”Olson hit a sharp solo drive down the middle and Austin Riley hit a two-run homer from left field for the visiting bullpen. Travis d’Arnaud singled, and Harris called out substitute Albert Abreu with his right index finger before Boone jumped out of the dugout at third base.“He’s not in season form, but you can see the flashes of it,” catcher Kyle Higashioka said. “It’s important for him that he doesn’t try to do too much too early. Want to win the Grapefruit League. We’re looking forward to winning the World Series.”The Yankees tried to acquired Rodón at the trade deadline, but was rejected by the Giants; instead, New York signed the lefty to a six-year, worth 98 million dollar deal in December.
Rodón, an All-Star for the past two seasons, is 04-8 and 2.39 ERA at 30 started traveling to San Francisco last year. Rodón in wins, innings (97), strikeouts (96), double digit strikeouts () and start. He’s projected to be the Yankees’ No. 2 starter behind ace Gerrit Cole.
With Nestor Cortez being brought on carefully after a strained right hamstring, Boone said the Yankees’ season-opening rotation plan against the Giants is Cole, Lawton and Luis Severino, followed by Domingo Germán and The race winner between Clarke Schmidt and then No. 5 Cortes.
“Me and my teammates, we are the ones driving the car,” Rodón said. “Sit down everyone and fasten your seat belts. That’s all I have to say.”2023