Lucas Giolito seeks his fourth consecutive quality start
The White Sox (54-66) have another late night matchup against the Angels (60-63) in Anaheim. This is the second of a four-game series on the west coast. Last night, the White Sox scored four runs in the ninth to pull within one, but they fell just short in an 8-7 loss.
This time, the White Sox will have Giolito on the mound. He enters with a 3.42 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 3.85 xFIP, and 4.0 fWAR this season. In his most recent start, Giolito struck out 13 Athletics while issuing only one walk and allowing just two runs in six innings. However, the offense could not get anything going, and Giolito picked up a tough loss, as the Sox fell, 2-0. In his past three starts, Giolito has struck out 30 in 19 innings (14.21 K/9, mercy). On the season, Giolito has a K/9 rate of 11.26, which would rank second among all White Sox pitchers for a single season (first: Chris Sale with 11.82 in 2015).
22-year-old left-hander Patrick Sandoval has the difficult task of squaring up against Lucas Giolito. The Angels selected Sandoval in the 15th round of the 2015 draft. This will be Sandoval’s third career major league appearance and his second career start. In nine and two-thirds innings in the majors, Sandoval has a 5.59 ERA, 3.95 FIP, 3.84 xFIP, and 0.1 fWAR.
Here are tonight’s starting lineups:
The White Sox made the following announcement this afternoon:
Within the White Sox’s system, Reed, 26, has played in 14 games in the majors (.136/.204/.205) and four games in Triple-A (.125/.263/.313).
This game will start at 9:07 CST, and NBC Sports Chicago will televise it. As usual, WGN 720 will have your radio coverage. Let’s even this series out.