Chicago White Sox: Lucas Giolito shines in first win

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The Chicago White Sox got a stellar performance out of Lucas Giolito in his second start of the season at the big league level.

The Chicago White Sox gave starting pitcher Lucas Giolito a chance to show what he was capable of at the Major League when they called him up from Triple-A. So far, Giolito is two starts in and he’s looking really well. After a loss in his first s, art Giolito went to the mound on Sunday afternoon to face the Detroit Tigers.

Giolito wouldn’t look back and showed fans why he is a top prospect, going seven innings, not allowing a single run and only allowing three hits. Giolito has the stuff to be a top of the rotation starter and is showing that this season. Not only at the Major League level but Giolito had a solid campaign for the Charlotte Knights this season, particularly dominating Triple-A batters down the stretch.

Although Giolito only racked up three strikeouts today, he is fully capable of being a strikeout pitcher. Let’s face it, going up against a decent lineup like the Tigers have with some of their hitters isn’t an easy feat. And Giolito went out and held them scoreless for seven innings.

It’s hard to say how Giolito will fare in the long run but these are signs of good things to come. I strongly believe that Giolito will become a strong starting pitching for the Chicago White Sox for a long time.

Health will be a major factor in Giolitos success, as he has already dealt with Tommy John surgery in his young career. But today is definitely a bright spot on a very mediocre season for the White Sox. Fans have something to be excited for and it’s kind of a breath of fresh air for South Side fans.

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Giolito’s next start will most likely be against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday or Saturday, depending on how the White Sox shake out the rotation after the off-day early in the week. The more experience Giolito gets this season, the better off he will be in for the long run.