MLB Baseball

#41
Chris Sale
ERA W-L K
2.34 5-2 101
Team: BostonHt / Wt: 6-6 / 178 NFBC ADP: 21.58
Position: SPBorn: 3/30/1989 Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by White Sox (2010)


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May 25 7:39 AM PT8:39 AM MT9:39 AM CT10:39 AM ET10:39 ET14:39 GMT22:39 7:39 AM MST9:39 AM EST10:09 AM VEN18:39 UAE9:39 AM CT-Chris Sale improved to 5-2, allowing four runs - three earned - on six hits and one walk in 7.1 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 9-4 on Wednesday. Sale struck out six, ending the game with a 2.34 ERA and 0.81 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sale fell short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. Sale, who also struck out 10 or more batters in eight straight games in 2015 with the White Sox, remains tied for the season record with Pedro Martinez. (Martinez had 10 straight in a span from 1999-2000.)
May 20 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET11:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE10:47 AM CT-Chris Sale allowed two runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Friday. Sale struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.19 ERA and 0.79 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sale extended his streak of double-digit strikeouts to eight straight appearances, equaling the major league record he shares with Pedro Martinez. Sale first accomplished the feat in 2015 with the White Sox. Sale had won three straight starts before Friday's no-decision. "I'd rather be 8-0 with no punch outs honestly," said Sale, who leads the major leagues with 95 strikeouts. "Peripheral stats don't matter in this game."
May 13 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Chris Sale improved to 4-2, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday. Sale struck out 12, ending the game with a 2.15 ERA and 0.77 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The only two hits Sale allowed were homers, and he joined Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez as the only Red Sox pitchers to reach seven straight double-digit strikeout games. Martinez posted eight twice, his last coming in the final starts of his AL Cy Young Award-winning 1999 season.
May 7 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET19:17 ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST6:47 PM VEN3:17 UAE (+1)6:17 PM CT-Chris Sale improved to 3-2, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 17-6 on Sunday. Sale struck out 10, ending the game with a 1.92 ERA and 0.79 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sale reached double-digit strikeouts for the sixth straight time, stretching his major league-leading 2017 total to 73. In 2015, he tied Pedro Martinez's major league mark by fanning at least 10 for eight starts in a row.
May 2 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET22:18 ET2:18 GMT10:18 7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST9:48 PM VEN6:18 UAE (+1)9:18 PM CT-Chris Sale improved to 2-2, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in 8.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Tuesday. Sale struck out 11, ending the game with a 1.38 ERA and 0.74 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sale was outstanding again Tuesday and has allowed just seven earned runs in 45 2/3 innings this season while walking eight and fanning 63. He's struck out 10 or more in five straight starts and has pitched at least seven innings in all six outings.
Apr. 28 6:49 AM PT7:49 AM MT8:49 AM CT9:49 AM ET9:49 ET13:49 GMT21:49 6:49 AM MST8:49 AM EST9:19 AM VEN17:49 UAE8:49 AM CT-Sale fell to 1-2, allowing three runs - two earned - on eight hits in 8.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 3-0 on Thursday. Sale struck out 10, ending the game with a 1.19 ERA and 0.77 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Red Sox have scored four runs total in Sale's five starts this season. Boston, which scored the most runs in baseball last season, has scored 13 total over its last seven games, losing five and getting shut out three times.
Apr. 20 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Sale struck out 13 while yielding just four hits and a walk over eight scoreless and dominant innings Thursday in Toronto, though he left without a victory after the Blue Jays tied the game off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth.
Analysis: That's been the story of the season for Sale, who's been as good as advertised but owns just one win through his first four starts with a Red Sox team that's scored a paltry four runs with him on the mound. The former White Sox ace has now notched three straight double-digit strikeout efforts and takes a spectacular 0.91 ERA into Wednesday's matchup with the Yankees.
Apr. 15 4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT-Sale was dominant with 12 strikeouts over seven innings for his first victory with Boston, allowing one run and three hits with three walks in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Sale easily could have won all three of his starts, but the Red Sox have given him just three runs of support. He has 29 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and 11 hits. Sale is next scheduled to start Thursday in Toronto, a place where he has a 1.80 ERA in four games.
Apr. 10 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET19:04 ET23:04 GMT7:04 4:04 PM MST6:04 PM EST6:34 PM VEN3:04 UAE (+1)6:04 PM CT-Sale struck out 10 and allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings, but took the loss as the Red Sox fell 2-1 to the Tigers on Monday.
Analysis: With 14 2/3 innings, two runs allowed and 17 strikeouts, Sale has been brilliant so far without a win to show for it.
Apr. 6 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET0:09 ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST11:39 PM VEN8:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Sale allowed three hits, walked one and struck out seven over seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's 12-inning win over the Pirates.
Analysis: Sale, Boston's big offseason addition when he was acquired from the Chicago White Sox for a package of minor leaguers that included No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada, received a standing ovation on his walk back to the dugout after the top of the seventh. His next start is scheduled for Monday in Detroit, and Sale went 1-2 with a 3.13 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP to go with 33 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings in five starts against the Tigers last season.
Mar. 6 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Sale gave himself mixed reviews after his first spring training performance for the Boston Red Sox, an outing that ended a little earlier than originally planned.
Analysis: Boston manager John Farrell had Sale set to go three innings Monday against Houston. But after 37 pitches in two innings, Farrell decided the debut was over.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 CWS 2 1 4 - 4 21 0 0 23.1 15 5 5 2 10 0 32 1.07 1.93
2011 CWS 2 2 8 - 10 58 0 0 71.0 52 22 22 6 27 3 79 1.11 2.79
2012 CWS 17 8 0 - 1 30 29 1 192.0 167 66 65 19 51 5 192 1.14 3.05
2013 CWS 11 14 0 - 0 30 30 4 214.1 184 81 73 23 46 2 226 1.07 3.07
2014 CWS 12 4 0 - 0 26 26 2 174.0 129 48 42 13 39 2 208 0.97 2.17
2015 CWS 13 11 0 - 0 31 31 1 208.2 185 88 79 23 42 0 274 1.09 3.41
2016 CWS 17 10 0 - 0 32 32 6 226.2 190 88 84 27 45 2 233 1.04 3.34
2017 Bos 5 2 0 - 0 10 10 0 73.0 45 21 19 5 14 0 101 0.81 2.34
Career 79 52 12 - 15 238 158 14 1183.0 967 419 389 118 274 14 1345 1.05 2.96

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 CWS 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 CWS 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 CWS 31 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2016 CWS 32 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Career 238 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .100 .100 .100


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 497 99 88 94.6 46.1
Slider 305 84 73 79 28.29
Changeup 276 91 82 86.4 25.6

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