The Chicago White Sox played a good game on Thursday afternoon. There was a lot that happened for them to get the win and end their losing streak. One of the things that happened was the good pitching of Lucas Giolito.
He didn’t dominate or anything like that but he did go out there and give his team a chance to win. He gave up two runs in a tough first inning but those would be all he allowed in 5.0 innings pitched. He also had six strikeouts in the game.
We will be honest with each other. Lucas Giolit has been horrid in 2022. This decent performance dropped his ERA down to a very bad 5.0. That is not what he expects from himself either after being one of the best pitchers in the AL from 2019-2021.
It is unfortunate that Giolito had a season like this but that doesn’t mean that he is done for good. He can have a great offseason and be ready to come back in 2023 to pitch the way that we know he can. That is up to him.
Lucas Giolito was brutally honest with the media following the loss on Thursday.
Giolito was asked about the 2022 White Sox season after the game and he was brutally honest with everyone. He made it clear that he knows he was bad this year and the team is missing the playoffs in large part to that along with other underperforming players.
It is good to know that Giolito is honest with his assessment of the situation. That means that there is a chance that other players are honest with themselves as well. Being self-aware will go a long way for White Sox fans as they look at their favorite team going into the offseason.
Now, we have to hope that Giolito and his teammates learn from this season. They aren’t just going to magically come back from it because they have a new manager in 2023. They have to put the work in to get back to the playoffs.
There are a lot of people out on Giolito and he has a chance to prove them wrong. It sounds like he is honest about the situation and plans to do something about it.