The Pirates were the victims of a Lucas Giolito no-hitter. Pittsburgh struck out 13 times to the righty. Giolito threw a total of 101 pitches, 74 accounted for strikes, and he also walked one batter. The only Pirate that got on base was Erik Gonzalez who was walked.
No, No, No. Not Today
Giolito’s no-hitter was the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history and the first of his career. The right-hander came into the game with a 3.09 ERA with a record of 3-2.
Pirates’ pitcher Steven Brault had a night to forget, he went three innings and gave up all four runs and struck out no one. The Bucs’ bullpen looked decent for the night and kept Chicago off the board.
The rest of the Bucs’ pitchers were solid, especially Nick Tropeano who struck out four in four innings. Pittsburgh’s pitching totaled only five strikeouts, and the majority came from Tropeano.
In the fourth, Chicago scored again on a McCann sacrifice fly that brought home Yoan Moncada giving the White Sox a 4-0 lead.
The Pirates couldn’t get any offensive production, obviously. After three incredible games against the Brewers, the Bucs had a chance to start winning some games. But, Giolito’s brilliance was no match for the lackluster Pirates.
With two outs in the ninth, Erik Gonzalez ripped a line drive that almost fell for a hit. However, Adam Engel snagged it to give the Sox the win, and Giolito’s first no-hitter.
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