Giolito (6-1) dominated with a four-hit, complete-game shutout against the Astros on Thursday, walking one batter while punching out nine. Not only was it Giolito's first complete-game shutout, but it was also the first time in his career to earn four consecutive wins. The only four hits Giolito allowed were singles as the right-hander fanned a season-high nine batters and threw 87 of 107 pitches for strikes. It was quite the feat against a top-ranked Houston offense. The right-hander will carry a 2.77 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 59:19 K:BB into a favorable showdown with Kansas City on Tuesday.
Giolito (5-1) won his third straight start by pitching five innings Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing just one run on three hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Giolito was credited with the win after the game was called in the middle of the fifth inning. He was nicked for the Blue Jays' only run in the second inning on a single, a double and an RBI groundout by Brandon Drury. Over his last three starts, the 24-year-old has allowed only two runs, 10 hits and six walks while striking out 20 batters over 19.1 innings, lowering his ERA to 3.35 and WHIP to 1.16.
Giolito (4-1) allowed one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across seven innings to earn a victory against the Blue Jays on Sunday. The numbers are just beginning to show it, but Giolito has been an excellent starter over the last month. Since April 17, he has yielded four runs in 22 innings (1.64 ERA) and earned a pair of victories. He could still cut back on the walks, but Giolito has struck out 28 during that stretch. Overall, he's 4-1 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 38 innings this season. Giolito will work at home against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Giolito (3-1) pitched 7.1 shutout innings while allowing just three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in a victory against the Indians on Tuesday. The Indians had baserunners in five of the seven complete innings Giolito pitched, but he permitted a runner to reach third base just once. The victory improved Giolito to 3-1, and in his last three starts, Giolito owns a 1.80 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 15 innings. Overall, he has submitted a 4.06 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 38 strikeouts across 31 innings this year. Giolito will look to keep this hot streak going on the road against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Giolito threw five innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Thursday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking two as the White Sox won 6-4. The right-hander made it through five frames in his first start after his activation from the injured list from a hamstring injury, throwing 98 pitches before exiting the contest and settling for a no-decision. He'll carry a 5.44 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP through 23.2 innings into his next start, which will see him take on the Indians in a Tuesday road matchup.