Padres 9, White Sox 8: Giolito and Jimenez Continue to Impress

The White Sox dropped their Spring Training game today, falling to the San Diego Padres 9-8. Lucas Giolito continued his impressive spring campaign, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings. Despite the outcome, the tall righty did yield 3 walks and 3 hits, but did well to limit any scoreboard damage against a Padres lineup stocked with Major League starters. Garrett Crochet struck out 4 in 1.2 innings, surrendering a misleading 4 earned runs, as no earned runs would have scored had Crochet himself fielded a ball properly. Eloy Jimenez spearheaded the offense attack, belting a solo homer and pushing across another run on a line drive single. Gavin Sheets, Adam Engel, and Laz Rivera all recorded 2 hits on the day as well.

Chicago was two outs away from victory before Yacksel Rios surrendered a grand slam in the top half of the ninth. Luis Robert, Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Leury Garcia, and Jimmy Lambert round out the notable names that appeared in today’s action.

Padres 9, White Sox 8

W: Pierce Johnson (1-0) | L: Yacksiel Rios (0-1) | S: Tyler Higgins (1)

Box Score:

Pitching Recap:

White Sox Scoring Recap:

Bot 2nd: Eloy Jimenez homers to left field. 1-0 White Sox
Bot 2nd: Nick Ciuffo doubles to right field. Adam Engel Scores. 2-0 White Sox
Bot 6th: Eloy Jimenez singles to center field. Gavin Sheets Scores. 3-2 White Sox
Bot 7th: Joel Booker homers to left field. Cornelius Randolph Scores. 5-5
Bot 7th: Gavin Sheets singles to left field. Laz Rivera Scores. 6-5 White Sox
Bot 7th: Patrick Kivlehan walks. Zack Collins Scores. 7-5 White Sox
Bot 7th: Leury Garcia grounds out. Gavin Sheets Scores. 8-5 White Sox

Game Highlights:

(1) Eloy Jimenez homers in the second inning

(2) Lucas Giolito induces a bases-loaded double play from Manny Machado

(3) Eloy Jimenez singles in the sixth inning, scoring one

(4) Joel Booker belts a 2-run dinger in the seventh inning

(5) Here are some “B” game highlights from the beat!

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Aaron Sapoznik

Ha-ha! What’s up with posting the box score from a game the Sox lost on March 23rd versus the Rangers.