White Sox fourth ranked prospect goes the distance in seven inning game for Triple-A Charlotte. The right hander recorded 10 strikeouts.
Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Lucas Giolito pitched a seven inning complete game for Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday against the Louisville Bats. Giolito helped the Knights win its second game against Louisville on Saturday 1-0.
The Knights had to resume a suspended game from Friday against Louisville on Saturday. The game was suspended due to rain on Friday with the Knights leading the Bats 5-4 after four innings. On Saturday, the Knights and Bats resumed play with Charlotte winning 16-4.
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With the Knights having a seven inning game in the second contest on Saturday against Louisville, Giolito gave Charlotte’s bullpen some much needed rest. The 22-year-old right hander threw 103 pitches in a seven inning complete game shutout over Louisville. Giolito recorded 10 strikeouts while allowing just two hits and two walks against the Bats.
The Sox fourth ranked prospect improved his record to 3-8 and lowered his ERA on the season to 4.98 ERA with his complete game shutout on Saturday. With Giolito pitching a complete game, he had one of his better outings since pitching a quality start on June 27 against the Columbus Clippers. Giolito has been largely inconsistent this season as he’s had some good starts for the Knights, but has followed those strong outings with poor starts.
Another Sox pitching prospect, Dane Dunning had a solid outing for Single-A Advanced Winston-Salem on Saturday. Dunning pitched five innings for the Dash while allowing four earned runs and recording six strikeouts. The 2016 first round draft pick of the Washington Nationals also allowed four walks to the Carolina Mudcats. Despite only pitching five innings, Dunning was credited with the win as Winston-Salem defeated Carolina 6-4.
Dunning has pitched better for the Dash recently as his start on Saturday was his eighth consecutive start of five innings or more. The 22-year-old right hander hasn’t had a start where he’s allowed more than four earned runs in his last 10 outings. Dunning’s record with Winston-Salem so far this season is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA.
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