Carlos Rodon gives up 4 runs in 2 innings, blows kiss to Yankee fans (Video)

Carlos Rodon blows kiss to fans, Yankees vs. Angels, 7/19/2023
New York Yankees starter Carlos Rodon blew a kiss to Yankee fans in attendance at Anaheim after he gave up four runs in the first two innings to the Los Angeles Angels in Wednesday night's game.

Rodon was making only his third start of the season after missing the first half of the year due to a forearm strain he suffered during spring training and a back issue he encountered during his recovery. He was a major offseason acquisition for the Yankees after signing a 6-year, $162 million contract. Rodon lost his prior two starts and did not start off well Wednesday night, giving up 2-run homers in the first and second inning to put the Yankees in a 4-0 hole.

As he headed towards the dugout, he was clearly hearing the frustration of the Yankee fans, leading him to react sarcastically by blowing a kiss.

We know many players that do not like to be heckled, but usually they are hearing it from the opposing fans. It has to sting to hear the taunting from your home fans. This was a calmer reaction Rodon than we have seen in the past, as he once injured a teammate after kicking a bat to express his frustration. However, fans in the Bronx will not be happy to see this.

Rodon gave up another two runs in the third inning and was then taken out in the fifth. Overall, he gave up 6 runs on only 4 hits with 5 walks, putting the Yankees in position to lose their fourth straight game given their hapless offense. This will force the Yankees to make up more ground as they try to claw their way out of last place in the American League East.


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