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Carson Fulmer Shines Against The Giants

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Carson Fulmer Shines Against The Giants

Carson Fulmer shines in his return to the starting rotation. After an impressive outing out of the bullpen last week against Cleveland, the White Sox gave Fulmer another chance to start. Fulmer matched up against Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner and out shined him.

Fulmer started off the game by striking out the side, although he walked 2 batters in the first, he worked his way out of the jam. He finished the game going 6 innings, giving up 3 hits and 3 walks with 9 strikeouts. He showed improved command since his last start against Tampa Bay. His secondary pitches had solid movement and missed a good amount of bats. The Sox would go on to beat the Giants 8-1.
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Fulmer and Rick Renteria

This is Fulmer’s first major league win as a starter. He commented on his performance after the game:

“This is the big leagues. I’ve worked my whole life to get here. It’s a learning experience. I want to do everything I can in order to continue to have a spot on this team.” 

After the game, White Sox manager Rick Renteria said that Fulmer will be seeing more opportunities as both a starter and a reliever.

“Fulmer is going to be pitching so we can continue to assess what we can do with him for the (2018) season, Whether it’s in relief or starting … getting him the innings he can get at this particular time is important.”

This should be welcome news for both fans and those in the White Sox organization interested in seeing where Carson Fulmer will fit in the White Sox rebuild plans. With a plethora of young pitchers in both the majors and minors finding a spot in that future 5 man rotation may be hard to come by.

Could we say that Carson Fulmer shines in the starting rotation by the end of the season? Only time will tell, but having Fulmer pitch in both relief and in the rotation is the best move for the Sox.


Aside from Fulmer’s strong performance, the offense had a great game as well. Jose Abreu followed his incredible performance, in which he hit for the cycle, by hitting 2 homers. The rest of the Sox offense did their part by scoring 8 runs on 13 hits. Another notable performance was Tim Anderson’s 3 for 4 and included a stolen base.