Lucas Giolito Throws the First No-Hitter of the 2020 Season
The Chicago White Sox took the field on the southside of Chicago against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with their starter Lucas Giolito on the mound for what would turn out to be a dominant night for the young pitcher. Giolito threw a 101 pitch no-hitter consisting of 13 strikeouts and the only baserunner was a walk to Pirates’ shortstop Erik Gonzalez in the 4th inning. The closest the Pirates got to reaching base for a hit was in the 7th inning when outfielder Bryan Reynolds hit a ground ball to White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson who made a solid defensive play to get Reynolds out at first base. The final out was a line drive to right field by Gonzalez right into the glove of White Sox’ right fielder Adam Engel to seal the 4-0 victory. This was Giolito’s first career no-hitter the first no-hitter since Philip Humber’s perfect game in 2012.
Giolito, originally a top prospect for the Washington Nationals, was traded by the Nationals to the White Sox in December 2016. Giolito had his breakout year in 2019 gaining his first career All-Star selection and finished 6th in the American League Cy Young voting. He has so far been continuing his dominance into the 2020 season.
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