Chris Sale has no use for statistics and that’s totally fine

When it came time to talk about the tall, skinny kid who threw like nobody else, the debate wasn't much of a debate at all. The Kansas City Royals held the fourth pick in the 2010 draft. The top three picks were gimmes: Bryce Harper, Jameson Taillon and Manny Machado. Where they would go at No. 4 they weren't sure. They just knew it wouldn't be the tall, skinny kid. ...
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How the Chicago White Sox will make the playoffs

I’m not going to lie to you; the forecast of the Chicago White Sox for the 2014 season is pretty grim. Simply put, not very much is expected of the Chicago White Sox in 2014. In a recent MLB Power Rankings article, ranked the White Sox as the 27th best team in baseball. Those outside the White Sox organization expect the team to really struggle again this season. The question...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox’ bats bail out Chris Sale in victory against Indians

In the past, a five-inning outing in which he allowed three runs probably would mean a loss for Chris Sale. It didn’t Friday night. Sale (3-0) lasted only five innings, allowing three runs (all in the fifth) and six hits while striking out five. That qualifies as the worst of Sale’s three starts, but it was enough in a 9-6 victory against the Cleveland Indians, thanks to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense Helps Sale Improve to 3-0 Despite Shaky Start ☆

In his first two starts of the 2014 season, White Sox ace Chris Sale was phenomenal. He efficiently worked late into the games while remaining in control all throughout. The same could not be said about his performance on Friday night, as the Cleveland Indians gave him trouble in what seemed to be an off night. Luckily, the new-and-improved White Sox offense was there to save the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Friday, April 11

Want your voice to be heard? Take 30 seconds and weigh in on our weekly Reader Survey! Friday’s matchups feature plenty of aces, but there are some good values to be had as well: Chris Sale at home against the Indians is the day’s best matchup. Facing Carlos Carrasco, Sale has a projected 71.6% chance of getting the win. In a road start against the Twins, Bruce Chen actually...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Chris Sale the best pitcher in the American League?

Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball, and by definition, that makes him also the best pitcher in the National League. In the American League, though, things are not quite as clear. The AL is home to a handful of truly excellent pitchers, and differentiating between them is the ultimate in picking nits. The […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sale, White Sox top Royals 5-1

Help for White Sox left-hander Chris Sale against the Kansas City Royals has been hard to come by in the past. In Sale’s last five starts against the Royals heading into Sunday’s game at Kauffman Stadium, he had received one total run of support. He didn’t need much Sunday. Sale pitched eight scoreless innings in his second start of the season to help the Sox hold a 1-0...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals shut down by White Sox 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Sale gave up four singles in eight scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Sunday. Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers each drove in a pair of runs as the White Sox won the series finale after dropping the first two games. Sale (2-0) struck out six and walked one. In his previous four starts against the Royals, the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals hope offense stays lively as they go for sweep of Chicago

Chris Sale got some of the worst run support in baseball in 2013. Against the Kansas City Royals, it was far worse. The Chicago White Sox will try to give their ace some offense to work with Sunday in Kansas City as they look to avoid a three-game sweep. It'll have to happen against No. 1 starter James Shields, who allowed just nine runs in six starts last season against Chicago...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale is a top-tier starting pitcher

The Chicago White Sox have an absolute gem as their ace starting pitcher in left handed pitcher, Chris Sale. Sale has emerged to be one of the majors’ best pitchers the past few years and is only 24-years-old. Sale started Opening Day for a second straight year for the White Sox yesterday (March 31st) and went 7.1 innings and allowed three runs on five hits against division...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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