White Sox: Carson Fulmer Records Solid Outing in Final Start of 2017
White Sox 2015 first round draft pick posts solid outing against defending American League Champions on the road in final start of season.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carson Fulmer missed his previously scheduled start on Tuesday due to recovering from a blister injury he sustained on Sept. 21. With his start being pushed back to Saturday, Fulmer was able to recover well from his injury to post a solid outing against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in a 2-1 Sox victory.
Pitching against American League Cy Young Award candidate Corey Kluber, Fulmer had another solid start on the road this month. Fulmer pitched five innings while allowing just one earned run and giving up three hits. The 23-year-old right hander recorded two strikeouts and allowed two walks against the Indians.
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With the Sox being blown out on Friday in a 10-1 loss, the offense did just enough to get Fulmer his third victory of the season. Kevan Smith recorded two RBIs to help lead the Sox to a win over the Indians. Smith hit a RBI single in the fourth inning to give the Sox an early 1-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, Smith would hit a RBI double to score Avisail Garcia and give the Sox a 2-1 lead. This would be enough as the Sox bullpen would pitch three scoreless innings to secure the victory over Cleveland in game 161 of the season. Juan Minaya recorded his ninth save by pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
For Fulmer, he ends 2017 with much better results in the majors than in 2016. Although he got off to another rough start in his second MLB stint, Fulmer ended his 2017 campaign in impressive fashion. Fulmer posted outings of five innings or more in three of his final four starts this season.
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With the Sox starting rotation for next year consisting of Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, James Shields and a healthy Carlos Rodon, Fulmer has done a nice job of making sure he’s added to the mix. If Fulmer can have a solid Spring Training in 2018, he very well could find himself in the Sox starting rotation to open the season.