Lucas Giolito was the first pitcher since 1899 to record this terrible statistic and originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Former White Sox, now Cleveland Guardians pitcher, Lucas Giolito became the first starter since 1899 to allow eight or more runs for three separate teams.
The last one to do it? Bill Magee when he allowed the same stream of runs for the Louisville Colonels, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Senators in 1899. About 124 years have passed since someone did this on the hill.
Giolito made his debut with the Guardians on Monday, who claimed waivers earlier this season.
In three innings of work, Giolito was tagged for seven hits and nine earned runs by the Twins offense, resulting in three free passes, while also striking out three.
Among the damage to Giolito was a grand slam by Royce Lewis in the second inning that broke open the game and gave Minnesota a 6–0 lead.
Giolito also surrendered roundtrippers to Jorge Polanco and Carlos Correa, likely taking the Guardians out of a game critical to the club’s chances of clinching a playoff spot.
The rough outing lifted Giolito’s ERA for the season to 4.88.
The other two disastrous performances: Gioltio gave up nine earned runs to the Atlanta Braves while with the Los Angeles Angels. In 3.2 innings of work, he gave up eight hits and three walks in that game on August 2. Next, with the White Sox, Giolito gave up eight earned runs in 3.2 innings against the New York Mets on July 18.
All three trips occurred within two months of each other.
Giolito will leave refereeing this offseason, making him a free agent for the first time in his career.
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