Cleveland Indians fans may be a bit confused Tuesday when the team takes on the Chicago White Sox.
Yes, the exact same matchup is set just one week after Rodon threw a no-hitter.
Hopefully, the Indians offense actually shows up this time.
The final out. A spectacular night on the mound for Carlos Rodón! pic.twitter.com/xkYMaLR9vP
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 15, 2021
Rodon Back on the Mound
Will Rodon and the White Sox be looking for revenge in Cleveland?
A storyline emerged following the game surrounding Roberto Perez.
Some White Sox fans on social media seemed to believe the Indians catcher should have magically gotten out of the way of the pitch that drilled him in the leg.
Rodon seemed to realize he made a bad pitch and ended up celebrating his no-hitter a few batters later.
There was no controversy on the field and it was obvious he just made a bad pitch.
Leave the drama to the fans on Twitter.
The southpaw will likely just be happy to get back on the mound.
His last start came against the Indians and he will look to keep his scoreless streak alive that currently stands at 14 innings.
Zach Plesac Hoping for a Do-Over
Rodon’s no-hitter, while historical, was a rough game for Indians fans from the start.
Zach Plesac couldn’t even make it out of the first inning as the White Sox jumped out to a 6-0 lead.
That lead was 8-0 by the end of the third and the game was over early.
Rodon just decided to drive that point home further by not allowing a hit.
Plesac looked solid in his first two starts of the year.
He had gone a combined 13 innings, only allowing two earned runs.
The young right-hander also had 10 strikeouts in that span.
His last start in Chicago will hopefully end up being an anomaly at the end of the season.
That hope applies to the entire game as a whole.
The good news was the Indians were able to move on a day later to split the series.
A Quick Series in Cleveland
The Indians and White Sox met up last week for an intense and dramatic four-game series.
This time they will only play two at Progressive Field.
The fact Rodon is on the mound Tuesday night means there will be no shortage of storylines even in the shorter set of games.
Benches cleared. Adam Eaton pushed off the bag by Andrés Giménez pic.twitter.com/xyvINTt5Yq
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) April 15, 2021
These two teams are becoming actual rivals and another exciting series could keep tensions high while we remain in April.