Griffin Canning threw five inning of two-run ball on Thursday afternoon. Both him and manager Joe Maddon would have liked him to throw more innings, but he already threw 100+ pitches and was removed after five innings.
“I thought he attacked the zone pretty well,” Maddon said following the game. “He could have pitched deeper but he was really taxed.”
For Canning, it was his first win since 2019, but he was more focused on getting the team victory. When asked about his pitch selection following the game, Canning said that his new curveball is becoming his new “go-to” pitch.