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Chicago White Sox waste a great Lucas Giolito start

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 27, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 27, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are in big trouble. They lost a game when Lucas Giolito pitched like we know how he can. They needed him to bounce back after some struggles lately and he did in a big way.

Giolito went 6.0 innings against a somewhat solid Los Angeles Angels lineup that has stars like Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout leading the way. In those 6.0 innings, he gave up two runs on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts. It was a really nice outing for him.

The two runs that Giolito gave up were the direct result of a very bad play in right field by Gavin Sheets. He had the ball bounce off his glove on a play that led to two runs eventually scoring. If he makes that relatively routine catch, the White Sox would have been out of that inning.

Giolito came out after six with 90 pitches. He probably didn’t want to come out but Tony La Russa made a really good decision to pull him there as he was in line for a win which could help his confidence. If he went out there in the 7th and struggled, things would be bad for him right now.

The White Sox did get the game tied at two in the top of the sixth. It was really important for him to come out in the bottom of the inning and have a 1-2-3 inning and he did just that. This is just one good start in a row for him but we can hope that it is a sign of things to come.

The Chicago White Sox wasted a great Lucas Giolito start on Monday night.

Unfortunately, things went bad for the White Sox after they took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh. Reynaldo Lopez allowed two runs which put the Angels ahead 4-3 and they held it from there. It is a terrible way to end a really nice Giolito start but that seems to be the 2022 White Sox.

Whenever one thing goes right, there is something that ruins it. The White Sox were able to get Giolito a lead and he took advantage but they still blew it. It is just not going well right now and nobody seems to know how to get them out of it. Hopefully, the rest of this series has a little bit more luck for the road team.

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