Carlos Rodon’s wife sends a message to ‘p****d’ Yankees fans after her star pitcher husband blew a controversial kiss during New York’s 7-3 loss
- Rodón’s gesture came at the end of the second against Los Angeles on Wednesday
- The 30-year-old left-hander explained after the game that he was ‘frustrated’ with his display
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Carlos Rodón’s wife, Ashley, has responded to ‘angry’ Yankees fans on social media after her star pitcher husband blew a sarcastic and controversial kiss at fans in a 7-3 loss against the Angels.
Ashley, who married No. 55 New York in 2018, defended her husband after he made the gesture while walking off the field at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. At the time of her departure, the Yankees (50-47) trailed LA (49-48), 4-0.
“The days he’s a jerk, he owns it and prepares for the next one,” Ashley said on Twitter, just a day after Rodon’s kiss. ‘He always has. It’s a fight bus right now for the fans. I know it’s not personal, the fans love the team.
I can travel with it. Even if they are being jerks when they are angry about the results. I understand.’
Ashley’s response came after a fan suggested that she should permanently delete her Twitter account or make it private.
Ashley Rodon, wife of Yankees pitcher Carlos, has responded to angry fans with her husband of 30 years.
Carlos Rodon blew a sarcastic kiss to the Yankees fans as he left the field after the second
Ashley and Carlos have been married since 2018, four years after the pitcher’s move to New York.
Rodón’s kiss made the social media rounds after a sub-par performance in which he gave up six earned runs on four hits, five walks and two home runs over the better part of four innings.
The pitcher’s controversial gesture occurred when he left the mound after the bottom of the second inning. He was taken out of the game for good when the pinstripes were down 6-0.
“I guess it was the best reaction I could give, but I guess it’s better not to give a reaction,” Rodon said after the game 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 outing, that’s for sure. And I showed it there in the early second.
Rodón allowed six runs on four hits, five walks and two home runs in Wednesday’s 7-3 loss to the Angels.
Manager Aaron Boone, who has been the most ejected in the American League this season (five times), admitted he wasn’t a fan of the kiss amid his team’s terrible run of late, as the Yankees have lost nine of their last 11 games.
“I wish he wouldn’t do that,” Boone said. It’s not the reaction you want and we’ve talked about it. When you’re in the arena and you’re going through it, sometimes you do things that you don’t necessarily want to be a part of.’
Rodón is 0-3 with a 7.36 ERA in his first three starts in a pinstripe jersey, following an injury-hampered start to the season.
The lefty signed a six-year, $162 million deal this offseason after just one year with the San Francisco Giants.
New York now sits last in the AL East following its last loss against the Angels and will play the AL Central Kansas City Royals next Friday at home.