Chicago White Sox: It would be nice to win the ace battle

Vincent Parise
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Hopefully, the Chicago White Sox can win the ace battle vs the Cleveland Indians.

The Chicago White Sox had a horrible game on Saturday afternoon. There were many managerial mistakes that led to them losing the game 7-1. It was the type of game that they felt like they had no chance of winning from the get-go. They need to stop having those types of games otherwise things could end up getting ugly. There is so much talent there that they have to use but it will go to waste if they keep shooting themselves in the foot.

It is always nice when you can throw your ace right after an annoying loss. Well, after that ugly loss comes Lucas Giolito. He is going to make another start and look to carry on his good play. He was bad in his season debut but has since bounced all the way back. White Sox fans can have supreme confidence in him once again.

It isn’t going to be exactly the same as normal Giolito starts, however. He is going to be pitching against another very good ace. Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians is a very good pitcher and has been awesome to start the season for them. He is 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA and 0.692 WHIP. He also had a remarkable 35 strikeouts in his three starts so you can expect a few swings and misses in this game. He has had one of the best starts of any pitcher in Major League Baseball.

This isn’t an impossible task for this White Sox lineup, however. They have so many good hitters that can get to Bieber if they just have good at-bats. He is a brilliant pitcher but if the White Sox want to take the next step, they are going to have to beat some good pitchers. Bieber certainly is a good pitcher but the White Sox can’t think they have no chance.

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On the other hand, Giolito needs to pitch well knowing that it might need to be a low scoring game. Whoever’s offense gets to the ace first might win the game. This is definitely a fun battle of the aces that we get to watch and we hope that the White Sox can get the job done and take the series.

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