The White Sox finished off a four-game sweep of the Motor City Kitties with an emphatic 9-0 trouncing Thursday afternoon at the G-Spot, led by a dominant outing by Lucas Giolito. It was the first four-game sweep of Detroit (sucks!) since 2005. Remember that year, anyone?
Lucas Giolito. He was more than good Thursday. He was great. 7 innings, only 3 hits, one walk, and a career-high tying 13 K’s. The changeup was his weapon of choice, as catcher James McCann said in a post-game interview that he was gonna call for it until the Tigers proved they could hit it. Spoiler alert: they couldn’t.
Tim Anderson. All he did in this four game set was go 9-for-18 with 4 home runs, including another solo shot Thursday. He’s showing that last season’s batting title wasn’t a fluke, as he’s sitting at .379 heading into this weekend’s 3 game set at Wrigley.
Jose Abreu. The veteran first baseman has been heating up of late, with another 3-for-5 day at the dish, driving in a pair as well. He also started and finished a nifty 3-5-3 double play to help get Giolito out of a jam early in the game. He’s showing lately that his defense has been much better than you might think, as very few first basemen can start a double play, and get back to the bag to finish it off.
Eloy Jimenez. The young left-fielder went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run with a walk mixed in for good measure. Having him heat up alongside Anderson and Abreu will make this lineup nightmarish for opposing pitchers.
Uhhh…. they didn’t score 10? Slackers…
Next up, the Crosstown Classic against the Cubs. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball against Jon Lester as the Sox look to extend their win streak to six. The lineup could get a boost with Luis Robert possibly returning to the lineup after missing the last two games with a hand injury.
Buckle up, kids. Should be a fun ride this weekend.