White Sox starter Lucas Giolito has had an outing to forget.

The four-day All-Star break, along with By Lucas Giolito Past dominance against the Patrons was meant to serve as an extended break for the White Sox pitching staff.

But that master plan backfired when Giolito allowed six runs and lasted just three innings in the Sox’ 8-2 loss in Friday’s series opener against the Guardians.

The Sox will need length Johnny Cueto And Lance Lynn Saturday in a split doubleheader to make up for Giolito’s shortest outing since April 19, 2021, when he allowed eight runs (seven earned) in one inning against the Red Sox in Boston.

The manager Tony La Russa. said the entire outfield bullpen Jimmy Lambert, will be available on Saturday. The Sox’ 27th man for the doubleheader will be a pitcher.

The Guardians didn’t pound Giolito, as evidenced by the fact that seven of his nine hits had exit velocities under 80 mph. But they communicated often, and Andres Gimenez A two-run home run led to a four-run victory in the first inning.

“[Giolito] Knew we needed innings,” La Russa said. ”He definitely wanted to get back out there. “Sometimes it’s just not your day.”

Giolito entered the game with a career 1.77 ERA against the Guardians, including a 0.99 ERA in his last 10 starts against them.

“Just a tough outing,” Giolito said. “This [stinks]. It’s a results game, so getting bad results, putting the team in a hole, I have to find a way to get better.”

All the offense the Sox could muster was double the RBI. Jose Abreu And by the RBI grounder Yasmani Grandal in the third.

Juggling rotation?

The Sox have been mindful of safety. By Michael Kopich Arms in his first full season as a starter. He will likely make his next start Tuesday in Denver on 10 days’ rest, and will be Sunday. Dylan Says Third consecutive start on six days rest.

The Sox have three scheduled days off until Aug. 8, allowing them to juggle their rotation to ensure the health of their starters.

“We’re going to be open-minded and flexible, and hopefully it’s five. [starters] who stay healthy and strong and answer the call every fifth day,” the general manager Rick Han said.

Montgomery’s streak ended.

Short stop of Colson Montgomery The hitting streak ended at 50 in High-A Winston-Salem’s 3-2 loss to Rome. Montgomery, the Sox’ first pick in the 2021 draft, went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

This and that

High-A Winston-Salem outfielder Terrell Tatum Was suspended 50 games without pay after testing positive for stimulant amphetamine, in violation of minor league drug policy.

“Unfortunate,” Han said. “The child has made a mistake. But he chose not to appeal and he is going to serve his sentence.”

According to Baseball America, the Sox signed seven undrafted players to contracts. They are catchers. Troy Clinch of Oregon State, right-handed Drew McDaniel Mississippi and Cole Ramage of Arkansas, left-handed Ben Beautel Iowa and Jonah Scolaro of Florida State, outfielder Chris Lenzelli Arkansas and the second baseman Matt Archer of UCF.

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