Carlos Rodon bursts into tears after poor performance vs. Braves; comforted by Torres in Yankees dugout

Yankees' Carlos Rodon during the game against the Atlanta Braves on June 21, 2024.
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Carlos Rodon might enter the weekend rethinking how to get back to form. After a disastrous performance this Friday, one notable moment was Gleyber Torres consoling Carlos Rodon after his rough outing for the Yankees against the Braves.

Watch the moment below:

What happened with Carlos Rodon

Yankees' Carlos Rodon during the game against the Atlanta Braves on June 21, 2024.
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Facing off against the Atlanta Braves, the Yankees unintentionally provided them with batting practice, largely at Carlos Rodon’s expense. Carlos Rodon was pulled in the fourth inning after surrendering eight earned runs on 11 hits. Down 8-1, manager Aaron Boone mercifully removed Carlos Rodon from the game as he was greeted with boos by Yankees fans while walking to the dugout.

The Braves couldn’t have started better in the Bronx. Carlos Rodon surrendered a leadoff single to Jarred Kelenic on his very first pitch. On his second pitch, he gave up a home run to Ozzie Albies, putting the Yankees in an immediate 2-0 hole. After getting Marcell Ozuna to ground out and Matt Olson to strike out, Rodon’s momentum disappeared as Austin Riley crushed a solo homer to right field, increasing New York’s deficit to 3-0.

From there, Kelenic hit an RBI single in the second inning, and Ramon Laureano hit an RBI double in the third. After allowing a two-run homer to Olson and an RBI double by Sean Murphy in the fourth, Carlos Rodon was pulled from the game.

This wasn’t the start Carlos Rodon or the Yankees needed. The Yankees’ bullpen has been overworked this past week due to the many innings they had to cover. But this latest start is part of a troubling trend for Rodón, who struggled in his previous outing. On June 15, Carlos Rodon allowed five home runs on seven hits through five full innings (109 pitches) in the team’s 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

This marks back-to-back games where the Yankees’ starting pitcher was chased early. They are hoping Marcus Stroman can bring an end to this streak, as he is scheduled to start on Saturday.

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One thought on “Carlos Rodon bursts into tears after poor performance vs. Braves; comforted by Torres in Yankees dugout

  1. Yankees have a way of signing players after they are over the hill or have a flash in the pan season. Not sure they have the right people evaluating possible signings.

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