White Sox: Five Games That Defined 2016 Season
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James Shields Has Poor Debut With White Sox
The Sox foolishly traded for Shields after he had a rough outing against the Mariners on May 31 with the Padres. In his last start for San Diego, Shields gave up 10 earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched. In his debut start with the Sox on June 8 against the Nationals, Shields lasted just two innings.
This was hard for Sox fans to watch as the team entered the game at 29-29. Shields gave up three home runs to the Nationals. The start for Shields was not only a poor debut for him with a new team, but it would become a preview of his remaining starts with the Sox for 2016. Shields would later end his 2016 season at 6-19 in arguably his worst year as a MLB starting pitcher in his career.