Lucas Giolito breaking out for the Chicago White Sox last year was one of the most intriguing stories for the franchise hoping the former first-rounder would become a dependable front-of-the-rotation starter.
With 97 strikeouts in 72.1 innings and a 3.48 ERA, it was no wonder he was the opening day starter this year. And with one pitch, he showed why that breakout may not have been a fluke.
Giolito tossed an 85 MPH changeup that seemed to fall off the plate at the last second to strike out … MIKE TROUT. Yes, THE Mike Trout. The best player in the game who’s won three MVPs.
LOOK AT THIS THING!
Lucas Giolito dismantling Mike Trout with an absurd 85mph Changeup. pic.twitter.com/9vFyZQYiZ0
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 2, 2021
Lucas Giolito had Mike Trout lookin' silly
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 2, 2021
Trout had the last laugh, though — he singled in the tying run in the eighth before Albert Pujols knocked in the game-winner for a 4-3 win.