The Chicago White Sox have back to back American League Player of the Week awards.
The Chicago White Sox have been having a tremendous amount of success over the past two weeks. They are 8-2 in their past ten games and have looked very good in almost all of their wins. Even in most of the games that they don’t have everyone on the top of their game, they find ways to get it done. Their bats have been on fire and the pitching has been very good. It takes a team effort to have success like this but a few individuals sticking out above the rest is never a bad thing either.
Jose Abreu was last week’s American League “Player of the Week” because he was an offensive force. He hit more than a handful of home runs and helped the White Sox win a majority of their games. It was a well-deserved award for Abreu as he is now in the conversation for American League MVP.
Well, now the White Sox have another “Player of the Week” for the second week in a row. Lucas Giolito gets the well-deserved honor this time around as he had the best outing of his Major League career against the Pittsburgh Pirates last week. He had the best stuff we’ve ever seen him have and it led to him no-hitting the Pirates for his first career no-no and the 19th in the history of the Chicago White Sox.
It was a great moment for Giolito as he has come a long way to get to the position he is in now. This isn’t some random pitcher throwing a random no-hitter, it is one of the best pitchers in the American League. It was also a great moment for the White Sox because it was another event added to the long list of recent ones that have helped the White Sox feel good about themselves.
When Abreu was the player of the week, Manny Machado was the National League “Player of the Week”. Well, with a White Sox player receiving the honor for the second week in a row, it is only fitting that Machado wins it for the second week in a row as well. It is a funny coincidence but one that might make some White Sox fans roll their eyes for obvious reasons. Hopefully, our guys can keep playing well and win more baseball games.