Chicago White Sox: Battle of the aces ends in the bullpen
The Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets had two elite pitchers on the mound but the game was decided in the ninth inning.
The Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets played a wildly entertaining game if you like watching elite pitchers battle it out. That is what it was for the first seven innings as Lucas Giolito and Jacob de Grom put on a show. They each gave up only one run and gave their teams a chance to win the baseball game.
The bullpen for the White Sox is usually pretty solid and it is led by their closer, Alex Colome. In this game, Colome struggled in the ninth inning and our old friend Todd Frazier gave the Mets a lead that they would end up building on and holding. The won the game 4-2 in a game where the New York bullpen outplayed the Chicago bullpen.
The White Sox saw both Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez play well enough to win games against de Grom and Noah Syndergaard who are two of the best pitchers in the world. It has been impressive on that front but the offense has been very poor lately. It is pretty much the exact opposite of what went on in the first half of the season where they were scoring but couldn’t get good enough pitching.
The people who support the rebuild know how awesome it is to see Giolito pitch this well and be right there with the reigning N.L. MVP. He is truly becoming a superstar pitcher and the White Sox are going to be so happy to have him by the time all of the prospects are up. He has truly blossomed into an ace and it is nice to see.
The White Sox are going to try and avoid being swept today when they play their series finale. Dylan Cease is going to make another start for the Sox while Zack Wheeler takes the ball for New York. The White Sox need to get something out of this series so hopefully, they can get it done in this one. No matter what happens, everyone should be happy at the way the battle of the aces went until the ninth inning.