Johnny Queto is back.
After a series of injury-plagued seasons with the San Francisco Giants, Queto got another shot with the Chicago White Sox, which was made possible when Lance Lynn, Staff Tess, landed with a torn meniscus before the start of the season.
But Queto returned last night against the Kansas City Royals, the team with which he won the World Series ring.
He played six scoreless innings against his old team, holding them with just two hits and just two walks and striking out seven on 81 pitches.
On Twitter, a White Sox fan page tweeted about Quetta’s night, referring to his dominance as a “masterclass.”
Johnny Queto Masterclass.
6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K.
81 pitch – 55 strikes (8 swings)
– SoxOn35th (x SoxOn35th) May 17, 2022
Go, Johnny Go!
Queto looked like his old man last night, the man who had been an ace of the Cincinnati Reds for several years and the man who crossed the line against the New York Mets in Game 2 of the 2015 World Series.
This is what the White Sox were looking for when they signed him.
They were looking for someone who could plug a hole if someone got hurt.
They had been without Lin and Lucas Giolito for some time and needed a boost.
Kyoto was there to give them just Monday night, dominating his former squad and giving the White Sox a 17-year victory, returning them to the .500 mark.
This is the kind of pitcher Queto has spent most of his career.
He is a man who knows how to get there and to seize every opportunity.
If he can continue pitching like this, Lynn and Geolito’s return will be a bigger boost.