Giolito (1-3) took the loss Sunday versus Cleveland. He allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out eight in 5.1 innings.
Giolito allowed a solo home run to Cesar Hernandez in the third inning. In the fourth, Cleveland tallied another run on a Yoan Moncada fielding error. With no run production from the White Sox offense Sunday, Giolito was stuck with his third straight loss. The right-hander has a 4.99 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 41:13 K:BB across 30.2 innings this season. He projects for a start in next weekend's series versus Kansas City.
Giolito (1-2) picked up the loss against the Tigers on Tuesday, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over 6.2 innings.
Giolito and the White Sox were clinging to a 2-1 lead when manager Tony La Russa let the right-hander, who had thrown 89 pitches, start the seventh inning, but it all caved in on the pitcher. The Tigers pushed across three runs, and La Russa removed Giolito after a four-pitch walk and 114 pitches. It was Giolito's second straight loss after being roughed up in Boston last week. On the plus side, there was no indication that the cut he sustained on a finger over the weekend had any effect. Chicago's ace is next scheduled to start Sunday at home against Cleveland.
Giolito (finger) will start Tuesday against Detroit, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Giolito was pushed back from Sunday's start with a cut that he suffered on his finger. However, the injury won't keep him out long term, as he is the confirmed starter for the team's opening game of its series against Detroit.
Giolito will not start Sunday against the Rangers, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Though the move was reportedly not related to injury originally, it was later revealed that Giolito cut his finger on a bottle, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com. It remains unclear when Giolito will take the mound next, though it could be for the first game of the team's series against Detroit on Tuesday. Michael Kopech will take the mound in Giolito's place Sunday against Texas.
Giolito (1-1) was chased early and picked up the loss Monday against the Red Sox. He allowed eight runs on seven hits and two walks over one-plus innings.
Giolito, who was pitching on five days rest instead of his customary four, was taken deep by leadoff batter Enrique Hernandez and allowed three runs before recording an out. Per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the ace did not have his best changeup, and the Red Sox sat on it. "It seemed like every time he made a mistake, we made him pay for it," said Hernandez, who homered off a changeup. Giolito eventually left after giving up a home run and a walk to lead off the second. He'll look to shake off the poor outing when he faces Texas on Sunday, once again on five days rest.
Giolito tossed seven scoreless innings against Cleveland on Tuesday, but he did not factor in the decision. The right-hander allowed three runs and two walks while striking out eight.
Giolito matched reigning AL Cy Young award winner Shane Bieber in putting up goose eggs for seven frames before departing with a runner aboard in the eighth. The White Sox ace threw 75 of his 107 pitches for strikes and allowed only one extra-base hit while striking out eight. Giolito has posted a 2.55 ERA across his first three starts while registering a 26:5 K:BB across 17.2 innings. He'll head to Boston to take on the Red Sox on Sunday for his next scheduled start.
Giolito (1-0) earned his first win, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out 10 over 5.1 innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.
Giolito cruised through the first two innings while striking out five straight Mariners at one point. After Zack Collins gave him a three-run lead on his first home run in the second inning, it looked like an easy night for Chicago's ace, but his defense forced extra throws during a 39-pitch third. Once the defensive follies ended, Giolito got back to work, retiring the final seven batters faced. He's penciled in to make his next start Monday at home against Cleveland.
Giolito allowed two runs on two hits while striking out eight over 5.1 innings in Thursday's loss to the Angels.
The righty was dominant in his debut, with his lone mistakes being a Max Stassi solo home run in the fifth inning and a Justin Upton RBI single following consecutive walks. The 26-year-old picked up where he left off last season, throwing 59 of his 87 pitches for strikes, resulting in eight punchouts. Giolito is scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Mariners.
Giolito allowed two hits and three walks while striking out nine over 5.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's spring game against the Rockies.
Giolito finished off a dominant Cactus League, during which he posted a 1.17 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over 23 innings. The right-hander focused on his slider and improved its shape, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Giolito will take the ball Opening Day on the road against the Angels.
Giolito allowed two hits and three walks while striking out four over 4.2 scoreless innings in Monday's spring game against the Giants.
Giolito referred to the outing as a "grinder day," per Daryl Van Schouwen of Chicago Sun-Times. It was the second consecutive outing that required the right-hander to execute good pitches in tense situations, which is good preparation for the regular season. Giolito ran his pitch count to 85 with one more spring start remaining before he takes the ball for Opening Day on April 1.
Giolito allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over 3.2 innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Giolito elevated his pitch count to 65 and had to work through a couple of high-volume innings to get there. The right-hander took an optimistic view, telling Scott Merkin of MLB.com that a pitcher needs to grind through situations that he might face during the regular season. "It's good to get reps in pitching with runners in scoring position, getting the pitch count above 20 in an inning," said Giolito. "I felt like I made good pitches when I needed to. I think the plan originally was to go four innings, but the pitch count got a little too high there." Giolito will have two more spring starts before pitching Opening Day against the Angels.
Giolito will start on Opening Day against the Angels, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
He has a 1.00 ERA, 0.56 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in nine innings this spring. Dylan Bundy has been confirmed as the Angels' starter in what should be an exciting Opening Day matchup.
Giolito allowed two hits and one walk while striking out five over four scoreless innings in Friday's spring game against the Rangers.
Giolito keeps working toward what is expected to be an Opening Day start, even though manager Tony La Russa didn't commit to that, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com. Giolito expressed his desire to pitch the season opener, but he was more focused how well is slider behaved during the outing. He's allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out 11 over nine Cactus League innings.
Giolito allowed one walk and struck out two over three innings in Sunday's spring game against the Rockies.
Giolito looked regular-season ready in retiring the Rockies. Chicago's presumptive Opening Day starter made his second Cactus League start and has allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out six in five innings. After throwing mostly fastballs during his first outing that he described as getting acclimated to facing hitters, Giolito largely worked on his breaking stuff Sunday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Giolito allowed one run on one hit while striking out four over two innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Rangers.
Giolito made his spring debut Tuesday and navigated around a Ronald Guzman home run in what he deemed was a successful first start. "The focus was just getting acclimated again with game speed," Giolito told Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times. "Being able to control my breathing, control the pace of the game, those were my main focuses. I feel like I did pretty well." The White Sox's projected Opening Day starter struck out Joey Gallo, Khris Davis and Nick Solak consecutively over the first and second innings, including coming back from a 3-0 count on Davis. Giolito said he feels he's right where he needs to be at this point.
Giolito is scheduled to start Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Rangers, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The White Sox are using non-roster invitees to start the first two games of spring and will then incorporate their rotation regulars. Tuesday's start puts Giolito on schedule to start Opening Day on April 1 against the Angels.
Giolito had his first bullpen session of spring training Thursday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
New manager Tony La Russa got a look at Giolito and came away impressed. "The sharpness, because he has worked really hard to get here," La Russa said of what stood out. "And you can see the connection he has with [pitching coach] Ethan [Katz]." The right-hander will fit somewhere in the top three of what should be one of the better trios in MLB. Giolito, Dallas Keuchel and Lance Lynn sit atop a deep rotation.
Giolito and new White Sox pitching coach Ethan Katz worked together in Los Angeles last week, Scott Merkin of the White Sox's official site reports.
Katz was hired during the offseason to replace long-time pitching coach Don Cooper, but he's not new to Giolito. The two have worked together during offseasons since the right-hander was in high school. Their work last week focused on refinement of Giolito's high fastball and the addition of a 12-6 curveball, referred to as a "downer" by the pitcher. "It comes out of my hand almost like a slider variant. It's hard to give it a real true name like curveball or slider. But the whole idea of it is it comes out on my fastball plane and then just goes down kind of later, whereas my slider is a little more right to left with that downward action. This one is more like out of the hand fastball plane, straight down late," said Giolito. He has thrown six or seven bullpen sessions during the offseason in preparation to build his innings count from the 72.1 he threw during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
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.
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