Carlos Rodon hits worst Yankees pitching milestone since 1944: allows 8+ runs, 10+ hits

On June 28, 2024, Carlos Rodon hit his lowest milestone since joining New York Yankees.
Amanda Paula
Thursday June 27, 2024

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The New York Yankees have been falling off a cliff lately, with a big part of the problem being Carlos Rodon’s recent slumps for over the past two weeks.

On Thursday night, during the heavy 2-9 defeat against the Blue Jays, Carlos Rodon hit his lowest point since joining New York, becoming the first Yankee pitcher in 80 years to allow 8+ runs and 10+ hits in back-to-back games.

Not only did Carlos Rodon reach a disastrous milestone, but no Yankee pitcher had matched such a feat since Monk Dubiel in 1944.

Carlos Rodon vs. Blue Jays

Carlos Rodon walks back to the mound as George Springer runs the bases after hitting a three-run homer in the Yankees' 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

In the bottom of the fifth inning against the Blue Jays, Carlos Rodon displayed evident frustration when Aaron Boone exited the first-base dugout, and walked toward the mound.

Meanwhile, Carlos Rodon had given up back-to-back singles to start the period despite Boone having Phil Bickford warming up in the bullpen.

The YES Network camera captured him repeatedly saying “I want it” as Boone neared the mound. But the manager, persuaded by Carlos Rodon’s insistence, returned to the dugout, allowing him to finish out the fifth inning.

Unfortunately for the Yankees, the consequences were already irreversible as Carlos Rodon had given up eight earned runs in the first two innings, raising his season ERA to 4.42. This was significant as just two weeks prior, his ERA was down at 2.93.

“Clearly we’ve got to execute better,” Boone said. “We’ve got to make better decisions about pitch selection in certain situations. And we gotta get it right and I’m confident we will and it’s in there to to fix this.”

A disastrous week

So far, Carlos Rodon’s stats are brutal: in 13.2 innings, he’s given up 20 earned runs, walked 6 batters, and struck out 18, resulting in a staggering 13.17 ERA. This all comes during a rough losing streak, and Carlos Rodon was even seen in tears after last Friday’s game against the Braves.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: Carlos Rodon #55 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on June 27, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Vaughn Ridley

Yankees losing streak

Katie Sharp statshead of Talkin’ Yanks noted that up until June 7, the Yankees were the only MLB team not to allow 9+ runs in a game. But since June 8, they’ve done it six times—more than any other team during that period.

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