The Chicago White Sox have some very good pitchers available to them. One of them is Lucas Giolito. We have seen him fit into this rotation very well in 2021 which has been awesome. He got off to a shaky start but has been great once he shook off whatever was bothering him early. Going into the playoffs, he is seen as one of the most important players on the roster.
Lucas made his final start of the regular season last night against the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox haven’t announced the pitching rotation for the postseason but he is right there for game one consideration. You can’t go wrong with either him or Lance Lynn against the Houston Astros. We know that Dylan Cease and Carlos Rodon will follow them.
Giolito went 5.0 innings in his final start of the season. He gave up one run on two hits. He only threw three strikeouts which is very low for him but he was outstanding anyway. Those are the types of starts that the White Sox want to see from him in the playoffs. If he can pitch like that at all times, the White Sox will be in good shape.
With his three strikeouts, Giolito reached the 200 strikeout plateau. This is an incredible number during a regular season. It is the second time that Giolito has done this in his career. This is one of the things that makes him an elite ace in Major League Baseball. Expect some top-ten Cy Young votes for Giolito once again.
The Chicago White Sox seems to have Lucas Giolito ready for the postseason.
Giolito dealt with an injury earlier this month. It was a bit worrisome as he had a stint on the injured list but the White Sox handled it perfectly. Now, he heads into the playoffs healthy and looking great. When the rotation is set, you can appreciate whenever they decide to use Giolito because he is so awesome.
The strength of this team is pitching. For most of the season, the starting pitching carried things until the rest of the roster got healthy. Now, with them scoring runs the way that they do, they have everything they need to make a deep run.
If the bullpen can support the starters like Giolito, they will be in good shape. If Giolito can pitch the way he did in the regular season during the playoffs, they really don’t have a hole in the rotation. Hopefully, Giolito leads the way like we know he can.