Lucas Giolito threw the primary no-hitter of his profession on Tuesday — and the primary of the 2020 MLB season — in a Four-Zero shutout of the Pirates.
The fitting-handed ace, 26, walked one batter and threw 101 pitches within the effort. He additionally struck out 13, giving him the primary no-hitter in White Sox historical past with 10-plus strikeouts. His is the 19th no-hitter in membership historical past.
This is the second Giolot sealed his title in MLB historical past. Additionally, good defensive cease by rightfielder Adam Engel — who stuffed in for Nomar Mazara on Tuesday — to seal the take care of a shoestring catch at an odd angle.
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Per baseball analyst Ryan Spaeder, Giolito’s no-hitter is distinct in that no different pitcher can declare one with each extra strikeouts and fewer pitches:
#WhiteSox Lucas Giolito:
No no-hitter has been recorded with each fewer pitches and extra strikeouts.
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) August 26, 2020
Engel’s catch wasn’t the one spectacular effort to protect Giolito’s no-hitter; shortstop Tim Anderson made a powerful defensive play within the seventh, shifting proper to discipline a floor ball off the bat of Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds. His throw to first was low, however first baseman Jose Abreu managed to scoop it as much as preserve the no-hitter intact.
Twitter, after all, was fast to react to the history-making second:
Lucas Giolito is a baaaaaad man.
He has no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates. And he will look awfully imposing within the first wild-card sport if the White Sox do what they anticipate to and make the postseason.
— Geoff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 26, 2020
There could also be just one,000 cardboard cutouts at Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter however 20 years from now each cardboard cutout in Chicago will say he was there.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) August 26, 2020
Lucas Giolito: 19th no-hitter in #WhiteSox historical past
The primary no-hitter in White Sox historical past with 10+ strikeouts.
The primary White Sox no-hitter since Philip Humber’s April 21, 2012 excellent sport.
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) August 26, 2020