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White Sox: Five Games That Defined 2016 Season

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Aug 3, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) sits in dugout during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 3, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) sits in dugout during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 8, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields (25) leaves the game against the Washington Nationals during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 8, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields (25) leaves the game against the Washington Nationals during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

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.

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