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Game 4 of the ALDS between the White Sox and Astros has been postponed due to rain.
The game will now be played on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2:07 p.m. EST. It will be interesting to see if this changes either team's pitching approach. Carlos Rodon and Jose Urquidy were scheduled to pitch for the White Sox and Astros, respectively, but the extra day of rest could open the door for Lance Lynn and Lance McCullers to take the mound.
White Sox starter Carlos Rodon will get the nod for a pivotal ALDS Game 4 clash against the Astros in Chicago.
Rodon has dealt with shoulder fatigue as of late and hasn't pitched since Sept. 29. However, with Chicago down 2-1 to Houston, manager Tony La Russa is turning to one of the best pitchers in MLB to try to extend the series. Through 24 starts this year, the southpaw went 13-5 with a 2.37 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and .189 OBA. He allowed just six earned runs over 28 innings between August and September.
Carlos Rodon threw five shutout innings on Wednesday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out four batters.
Rodon now has a 2.37 ERA on the year and has now tallied 13 wins on the season. This was likely his last start of a wonderful 2021 regular season. He should remain a solid DFS play in the playoffs.
Following a bullpen session, Carlos Rodon said he was "good to go" for his start on Wednesday against the Reds.
It's good that Rodon will start, but Tony La Russa said his bullpen on Sunday went "just ok" and they'll "give it a shot" on Wednesday. There are no circumstances in fantasy where managers can risk starting Rodon this week, given that his best case scenario is probably just a few innings. To the extent you were relying on him, make other plans.
White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon is expected to make just two more starts this season.
Manager Tony La Russa notes that one of those starts is expected to come against the Tigers early next week. Chicago is limiting Rodon's innings down the stretch, which makes sense considering he combined for 42 1/3 innings between 2019-20. Entering the weekend, the lefty is already up to 124 2/3 in 2021.