Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito is an incredible baseball player. Unfortunately, things didn’t go well for the White Sox against the eventual pennant winner Houston Astros in the American League Division series so he was only able to make one playoff start. However, that didn’t stop him from making an appearance at the World Series.
Giolito and his good friend Jack Flaherty attended game six of the series to cheer on their friend Max Fried who made the start. Fried went six innings and gave up no runs on four hits with six strikeouts. The bullpen shut it down the rest of the way and their 7-0 victory won the Atlanta Braves their first World Series title since 1995.
It was a really good night for Fried and his Braves teammates as they battled hard all season long. No team that made the playoffs had fewer wins and they lost their best player (Ronald Acuna Jr.) for the year halfway through the season.
They deserve so much credit for the way that they played in the playoffs. It is proof that it isn’t about the best team, it is about the hottest team. The Braves deserve everything that they got in 2021 and should be very proud of themselves.
It was really cool to see Lucas Giolito supporting his friend in the World Series.
Of course, Flaherty, Fried, and Giolito all went to Harvard-Westlake School where they were on the same high school pitching staff. Their pitching coach was Ethan Katz who is now the pitching coach of the White Sox. It is so cool to see them all having success at this level. All three of the pitchers are aces for their current teams.
It is really cool to see not one, not two, but three elite pitchers all come from the same high school at the same time. The fact that their pitching coach also made it to the show as well makes it even cooler. All three of these guys deserve credit for where they are at now. The fact that they all support each other is heartwarming and something that would be nice to see even more of going forward.
It would be really nice to see Flaherty and Fried come to Chicago to watch Giolito pitch in the World Series. With the way things are trending, all three are going to be on teams playing in the playoffs for a long time. It has been a lot of fun all season long and it was fun to see it end the way that it did. It is going to be great seeing these three back in action next year.