Giolito and the White Sox avoided arbitration Friday by coming to terms on a one-year, $4.15 million deal, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Giolilto's 2020 season served as an excellent follow-up to his breakout 2019 campaign, with his ERA rising negligibly from 3.41 to 3.48. His walk rate did rise slightly from 8.1 percent to 9.7 percent, but that came with an increase in his strikeout rate from 32.3 percent to 33.7 percent and a jump in groundball rate from 36.0 percent to 41.3 percent.
Giolito earned the win Tuesday against the A's in the first game of the AL Wild Card Series. He allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven scoreless innings.
This can probably be considered Giolito's final ascent to true acedom. He was perfect through six innings, and as Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times notes, Giolito leaned heavily on his slider (26 sliders), more than he had in any prior start this season. Giolito will start Game 1 of the Division Series should the White Sox advance.
Giolito will start Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series on Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The 26-year-old made his final start of the regular season Wednesday and will start Game 1 on Tuesday in the White Sox's first playoff game since 2008. Giolito maded 12 starts and finished the regular season with a 3.48 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 97:28 K:BB over 72.1 innings.
Giolito allowed two runs on four hits over six innings of work during Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Indians. He struck out 11 while walking three.
Giolito was locked into a pitcher's duel, as the Indians' Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie combined for seven innings without allowing an earned run. Giolito threw 119 pitches (76 for strikes) and has thrown over 100 pitches in three of his past seven starts. He'll now have extra rest as the White Sox look towards the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Giolito (4-3) allowed three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four in six innings in a loss to the Twins on Wednesday.
Unfortunately for Giolito, two of the three hits he allowed left the yard. He gave up a solo shot to Eddie Rosario in the second inning and a two-run blast to Byron Buxton in the fourth. Meanwhile, the White Sox offense mustered just two hits all game. Giolito has a solid 3.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 86 strikeouts across 66.1 innings this season. He'll look to get back on track Monday in Cleveland.
Giolito allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out seven across 5.2 innings Friday against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Giolito's stat line from Friday's outing looks a lot worse than it actually was. He wasn't particularly efficient, needing 114 pitches to get through 5.2 innings, but he took a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning before running into some trouble. Giolito surrendered a leadoff single to Jonathan Schoop before walking the next two batters to load the bases. Jorge Bonifacio was able to drive in the first run with a sacrifice fly and then Daz Cameron hit a two-run single to right, forcing Rick Renteria to pull the right-hander. Giolito will take a 3.43 ERA and 1.03 WHIP into his next outing against the Twins on Wednesday.
Giolito (4-2) allowed three runs on five hits and did not walk a batter against the Royals on Saturday. He struck out nine across six innings and earned his fourth win of the season in the process
Giolito had a solid outing Saturday after he was roughed up in his previous start. The right-hander allowed a solo shot to Bubba Starling in the third inning and was eventually replaced in the seventh after surrendering back-to-back hits to begin the frame. Giolito is currently second in the majors with 75 strikeouts, and he has fanned at least eight batters in each of his last four starts. The 26-year-old is scheduled to take the mound next Saturday in what should be a favorable matchup with the Tigers.
Giolito allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out eight over five innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Monday.
Giolito was less sharp Monday, working on an extra day of rest, following his no-hitter last Tuesday. The five innings were a grind for the right-hander, who needed 94 pitches to get 15 outs, but he was picked up by one of the league's most prolific offenses. Over his last three starts, Giolito has allowed two earned runs while fanning 34 over 21 innings. His next start comes Saturday on the road against the Royals.
Giolito's next start will come Monday against the Twins, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
He could have pitched Sunday against the Royals on normal rest, but after throwing 101 pitches in Tuesday's no hitter against Pittsburgh and with the division rival Twins on tap next week, the White Sox will push him back a day. Giolito will now line up for two starts next week. Sunday's starter is to be determined.
Giolito (3-2) no-hit the Pirates, allowing just one walk and striking out 13 over nine innings in Tuesday's win.
Giolito cruised through his first career no-hitter on 101 pitches (74 strikes). The 13 strikeouts were the most in a no-hitter by a White Sox pitcher in franchise history. The stellar performance was also his fourth career complete game and third shutout. The 26-year-old now has a 3.09 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 58:17 K:BB across 43.2 innings this season. Giolito will look to maintain his recent dominance Sunday at home versus the Royals.
Giolito (2-2) picked up the win against the Tigers on Thursday, striking out 13 while allowing three hits and a walk in seven scoreless innings.
The right-hander was coming off a rough start in which he allowed four earned runs in five innings against the Cardinals. He bounced back in a huge way Thursday, striking out 13 of the 25 Tigers he faced on the way to his second win of the campaign. The 26-year-old's 45 strikeouts leave him behind just Shane Bieber (54) for the most in the big leagues. Giolito's next start is scheduled to come Tuesday against Pittsburgh.
Giolito fell to 1-2 on the season after taking the loss in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against St. Louis, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Nearly all of the Cardinals' damage was done in the first inning, a frame in which Giolito allowed seven baserunners without allowing a single extra-base hit. Four singles, a walk and a pair of hit batsmen led to four runs for the visitors. Giolito then settled down to allow just a single unearned run over his next four frames. through five starts, Giolito isn't following up on his breakout 2019 campaign particularly well, struggling to a 4.88 ERA, with his 27.4 percent strikeout rate largely being offset by a 12.8 percent walk rate.
Giolito allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out nine over seven innings versus Cleveland on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision.
Giolito was wildly effective Sunday, inducing two double plays to get out of trouble. He also retired the last seven batters he faced. The 26-year-old has a 4.37 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 27:13 K:BB across 22.2 innings this season. If he can cut down on the free passes, he should be able to find more success. Giolito is currently expected to face the Cardinals on Friday in his next start.
Giolito (1-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Brewers, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out nine.
After a rough first outing of 2020, Giolito has righted the ship quickly, posting consecutive quality starts with a 15:5 K:BB over 12 innings in his next two trips to the mound. The right-hander will look to keep rolling Sunday in a home start against Cleveland.
Giolito allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six across six scoreless innings Wednesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.
After getting hit hard in his first start of the season, Giolito bounced back in this outing. All four of the hits he surrendered were singles, and he kept Cleveland's hitters off balance while generating 14 swinging strikes and 12 called strikes on 85 total pitches. He'll look to maintain this form in his third start of the campaign, currently projected for Tuesday at Milwaukee.
Giolito (0-1) took the loss against Minnesota on Friday after being lit up for seven runs on six hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out three.
Giolito's first start following his breakout 2019 campaign was a struggle from the get-go as he gave up a solo home run to Max Kepler leading off the game and found himself down 4-0 after the first inning. Kepler torched him for another homer in the following frame, and Giolito was charged with two more runs after loading the bases in the fourth and watching a pair of those baserunners cross the plate following his departure. The right-hander got off to a slow start last season and eventually found his way, but he won't have the same leeway in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. Giolito will try to right the ship when he heads to Cleveland to take on the Indians on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.
Manager Rick Renteria confirmed Sunday that Giolito will be the team's Opening Day starter, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Giolito made his final appearance of camp Saturday, and Renteria made the unsurprising announcement Sunday that the 26-year-old will take the mound in the season opener. Giolito pitched in a career-high 176.2 innings last year, finishing with a 3.41 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.
Giolito allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in Saturday's intrasquad game, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
This was Giolito's final appearance in summer camp before he's expected to start Opening Day, July 24, against the Twins. White Sox manager Rick Renteria has not made it official that Giolito will start the opener, but it would be a shock if he doesn't.
Giolito allowed one run on two hits and a walk over four innings during an intrasquad game Monday, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.
Giolito overcame first-inning issues to finish strong in what his first intrasquad game of camp. He allowed all the damage during a 27-pitch first inning before retiring the final nine batters in a row. The right-hander said he focused on his curveball during the session. White Sox acting manager Joe McEwing said Giolito could have pitched a fifth inning, which speaks to his ability to give them length right out of the box.
Giolito threw three innings in a simulated game Wednesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
This marked Giolito's first game action since he pitched one lone inning during a spring training game Mar. 6. The right-hander continued the work on his slider, a pitch he admitted was largely absent during his breakout 2019 campaign. Giolito will make his next camp appearance Monday, when he believes he'll be able to go six innings.
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