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White Sox MiLB Report: Lucas Giolito Unable to Secure First Victory

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Feb 27, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) throws during the second inning against the Chicago Cubs during a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 27, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) throws during the second inning against the Chicago Cubs during a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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White Sox second ranked top prospect has rough fifth inning, unable to secure first win of the season. Another prospect continues to remain hot at the plate.

Chicago White Sox second ranked prospect Lucas Giolito was unable to secure his first win of 2017 on Monday. Giolito, pitching for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights ran into trouble in the fifth inning against the Indianapolis Indians.

The 22-year-old pitcher cruised through four innings against the Indians only allowing one earned run. Giolito began the bottom half of the fifth inning with a walk to Indianapolis batter Anderson Feliz. After Feliz stole second base, Giolito walked Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Austin Meadows. Giolito then gave up a double, sacrifice fly, single and another double to put the Knights behind 5-1 by giving up four runs in the inning.

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Charlotte would ultimately lose to Indianapolis 5-3, but Giolito’s struggles with walks would continue. Giolito is 0-5 with a 7.41 ERA. In his start on Monday, Giolito walked four batters and has allowed 18 walks total this season. The former overall top prospect hasn’t pitched well for the Knights and hasn’t had a start last more than 5.2 innings.

While Giolito struggled for Charlotte on Monday, another Sox prospect continued his hot hitting at the plate. Micker Adolfo, the Sox 20th ranked prospect was 3-for-5 with a triple for the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators on Monday against the Asheville Tourists. Adolfo has a slash line of .310/.375/.437 with an .812 OPS through 23 games for the Intimidators this season.

After having a slow start to his professional career in the United States, Adolfo has begun the 2017 campaign nicely for Kannapolis. If Adolfo is able to keep improving for the Intimidators, he could get promoted to Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. Adolfo was signed for $1.5 million out of the Dominican Republic in 2013, and it appears he starting to realize his potential.

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Click on link for box scores below:

Indianapolis Indians 5-Charlotte Knights 3

Birmingham Barons 8-Mississippi Braves 3

Asheville Tourists 7-Kannapolis Intimidators 5

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