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Chris Sale breaks White Sox 107-year-old strikeout record

Chris Sale now holds the Chicago White Sox’s single-season strikeout record after reaching 270 for the season in the second inning of a 2-1 victory over the Tigers Friday night. Sale broke Ed Walsh’s franchise mark of 269 set in 1908. Walsh set his record in 464 innings, while Sale needed 203 innings to best it. His average of 11.82 strikeouts per nine innings stands as...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Sets Chicago White Sox Record

In what was his last start of the 2015 season, in an otherwise meaningless game against the Detroit Tigers, Chris Sale broke the Chicago White Sox single season strikeout record with his 270th strikeout of the season, breaking Ed Walsh’s club record which had stood for 107 years. Sale’s 270th strikeout of the season, his third strikeout of the night against Tigers catcher James...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sale sets franchise strikeout record

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale set the Chicago White Sox's season strikeout record in the second inning of Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. By getting James McCann looking at a 3-2 breaking ball, Sale registered his 270th strikeout of the season. Sale entered the game with 267 strikeouts and broke the mark set by Hall of Famer Ed Walsh in 1908 when he struck out 269 batters...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray: The anti-Chris Sale

Earlier this week, I took a look at the AL Cy Young race, utilizing batted-ball metrics to address the respective candidacies of David Price, Dallas Keuchel and Chris Sale. To make a long story short, I concluded that Sale’s strikeout-to-walk (K/BB) superiority, along with solid contact management skills that have been obscured by his horrendous team defense, placed him on top...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The AL Cy Young discussion

Last week, I addressed the Cy Young battle in the senior circuit and titled it “The NL Cy Young Showdown.” This time, it’s the AL’s turn — and “discussion” (as opposed to “showdown”) seems to be the proper way to characterize it. It’s been a low-key pitching season, comparatively, in the AL, with no one posting an ERA near Zack Greinke‘s, or pitching no-hitters...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Sep. 24

Today’s MLB slate comes roaring back with a nice pitchers duel and a handful of aces toiling in isolation. Check ’em out: Chris Sale (CWS) vs. Michael Pineda (NYY) 7:05 p.m. ET Outside of the fact that the Minnesota Twins have had his number all season long, Chris Sale had probably his weirdest start of the season last time out, as Cleveland got to him for seven runs on eight...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Chris Sale may be the most valuable player in baseball

Yesterday, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale put together one of the most artful pitching performances of the season. Facing the Crosstown rival Chicago Cubs, who had won 15 of its previous 16 games, Sale fanned 15 Cubs hitters in only 7 innings of shutout work, whilst giving up a single hit and walk. If it wasn’t for a 116-pitch count through those seven innings, Sale would have...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox Need A Big Game From Chris Sale to Avoid Series Sweep by Cubs

The Chicago White Sox are hoping that pitching ace Chris Sale can keep them from getting swept by the Cubs on Sunday (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)   CHICAGO- The Chicago White Sox (54-60) came into this weekend’s series with the Chicago Cubs (67-48) riding a three-game winning streak, and still having slight hopes of making an 11th hour playoff push. Unfortunately, the White...
Via The Sports Journal
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cubs-White Sox trade that would rock Chicago, MLB

What if the White Sox decided to trade Chris Sale? What if it were to the Cubs? Here's what it could look like.
Via The Sports Post
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Putting Chris Sale’s strikeout streak in historical perspective

By striking out 12 St. Louis Cardinals hitters on Tuesday night, Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox tied Pedro Martinez’s record for striking out at least ten hitters in eight games in a row. The feat is an impressive one, requiring a consistent level of performance for more than a month. Only four pitchers […]
Via Fangraphs
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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