Lucas Giolito reveals really good news about his return
The Chicago White Sox have mostly only gotten bad news when it comes to injuries over the last two seasons. Since then, they have continued to win regular-season games in bunches to earn the respect as one of the best teams in the American League. Now, their ace Lucas Giolito might be turning the injury tide as he revealed some good news.
According to Giolito, he is going to be making his second start of the season on Sunday when the White Sox take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. That is the perfect opportunity for him to return to a good spot following his injury scare.
Giolito came out of his Opening Day start with this injury after absolutely dominating the Detroit Tigers lineup. When he exited the game, the White Sox bullpen wasn’t ready for the moment and they blew the game. Since then, however, the team has gone 6-2.
Giolito is rejoining a roster that everyone believes can win big in 2022. The American League Championship Series is a realistic goal and then you can see how far they take it from there. They do need his stuff in order to reach that goal, however.
Lucas Giolito is going to be a huge part of the Chicago White Sox in 2022.
When the starting rotation is fully healthy, that will mean that Dylan Cease, Michael Kopech, and Dallas Keuchel will be rejoined by Giolito and Lance Lynn. Like Giolito, Lynn has been injured as well.
He has yet to make his season debut and we will have to wait just a bit longer for that. When he does return, the rotation will be amongst the best in the league as long as he and Giolito come back strong. We have already seen Cease and Kopech dominate as well which helps things a lot.
There is something about Giolito’s character that improves the White Sox as well. In addition to being an ace-level pitcher, he is also a great leader on and off the field. When he talks, people listen. That is important for the leader of the staff on a weekly basis.
When the playoffs roll around, assuming the White Sox qualify, Gioltio should be on the bump for the first game of the series. He needs to stay healthy and keep his pitches on point because doing that makes him one of the best in the league. We can only hope that he is right about his return on Sunday because the team (and the bullpen) need him back badly.