Carlos Rodon’s wife sends a message to Yankees fans after her star pitcher husband controversially threw a kiss during the 7-3 loss in New York
- Rodon’s gesture came at the end of the second game against the Angels on Wednesday
- The 30-year-old explained after the game that he was “frustrated” with his performance
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Carlos Rodon’s wife Ashley has responded to “angry” Yankees fans on social media after her star pitcher husband threw fans a sarcastic and controversial kiss in a 7-3 loss to the Angels.
Ashley, who tied the knot with New York’s number 55 in 2018, defended her spouse after he made the gesture as he left the field at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. At the time of his elimination, the Yankees (50-47) were 4-0 behind LA (49-48).
“On the days he’s fucked up, he’ll own it and prepare for the next one,” Ashley said on Twitter, just a day after Rodon’s smack. “Always has.” It’s an uphill battle for the fans right now. I know it’s nothing personal, the fans love the team.
“I can ride that.” Even if they act like assholes, if they’re pissed about the results. I get it.’
Ashley’s response came after a fan suggested she either permanently delete her Twitter account or make it private.
Ashley Rodon, wife of Yankees pitcher Carlos, responded to fans’ anger at her husband of 30 years
Carlos Rodon blew a sarcastic kiss to the Yankees fans on the way off the field after the second
Ashley and Carlos have been married since 2018, four years after the pitcher moved to New York
Rodon’s kiss made the rounds on social media after an underperforming performance in which he allowed six earned runs on four hits, five walks and two homers in most of four innings.
The pitcher’s controversial gesture came as he left the mound after the end of the second inning. He was finally eliminated when the pinstripes trailed 6-0.
“I guess that was the best reaction I could give, but I guess it’s better not to have a reaction,” Rodon said after the game on Wednesday. “Just one of those things: I was frustrated and it was better to blow a kiss or do nothing at all.”
“It was just a frustrating trip, that’s for sure. And I showed it there in the second early stage.’
Rodon allowed six runs from four hits, five walks and two homers in Wednesday’s 7-3 loss to the Angels
Manager Aaron Boone, who has been the most sacked in the AL this season (five times), admitted he wasn’t a fan of the kiss given his team’s terrible performance of late as the Yankees have now lost nine of their last 11 games have .
“I don’t want him to do that,” Boone said. “It’s not the reaction you want, and we’ve talked about that.” “When you’re in the arena and going through it, sometimes you do things that you don’t necessarily want to get yourself into.”
Rodon is 0-3 with a 7.36 ERA in his first three starts in the pinstriped jersey after starting the season through injury.
The left-hander signed a six-year, $162 million contract this offseason after spending just one year with the San Francisco Giants.
Bottom-placed in the AL East after their most recent loss to the Angels, New York play Friday at home to bottom-placed AL Central Kansas City Royals.