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Do Chris Sale’s Spring Training Strikeout Numbers Signal Shift In Approach For 2017?

Chris Sale did something Tuesday night in a spring training game against the New York Yankees he did only four times last season: He struck out 10 batters. Sale, one of the best strikeout pitchers for much of his career, saw a pronounced dip in K’s last season with the Chicago White Sox. After averaging roughly 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings in his first 196 career appearances...
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Fire Sale: Lefty Mows Down Ten Evil Ones In Sox Win

Normally, we don't bother covering meaningless Spring Training games. However, two factors made last night's game different. First, Boston was meeting The Bronx Embalmers. Second, new ace Chris Sale was scheduled to hurl 85 pitches in a key tune-up start. The game did not disappoint. Sale went six solid innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out ten Pinstriped Posers. Mike...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago

Sale thrives in first taste of Sox-Yanks rivalry

The lights were on and the Yankees had most of their regulars in the lineup. And after turning in a dominant performance in a 4-2 win for the Red Sox, Chris Sale didn't hide the fact that Tuesday night's Grapefruit League start at George M. Steinbrenner Field was a pretty easy one to get fired up for.
3 days ago

Chris Sale Dazzles, Strikes Out 10 Yankees In 4-2 Red Sox Win

In Tuesday night’s spring training start, Boston ace Chris Sale gave Red Sox fans a preview of what to expect from him throughout the 2017 season. The veteran started struck out 10 New York Yankees hitters over six innings in a 4-2 Red Sox win at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Sale also allowed just four hits and two earned runs, while walking no one. His only blemish...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 favorites to win MLB Cy Young awards

Spring Training has kicked into high gear, with batters getting ready for the season and pitchers rounding into shape. Before we know it, the World Baseball Classic and spring ball will come to an end, and MLB games that actually count will begin.Already this spring, we’ve taken a look at some early favorites to win Rookie of the Year awards. Continuing along those lines, we...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Goes Back to Dunk City

Even though Spring Training is in full swing…it’s still basketball season to some. And that includes Chris Sale. Okay…maybe not. The newly acquired Boston Red Sox hurler hit the gym at his alma mater to help Florida Gulf Coast University live up to its “Dunk City” moniker. As cool as it might be to see Sale throw one down (in a polo shirt and lowtop sneakers no less),...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest

It’s a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League Central by 17.5 games and had competition from only one other team over the .500 mark. Being in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Sale laughs off jersey-cutting incident

A change of scenery looks like it will do Chris Sale some good, as the former White Sox ace clearly was not enjoying his time in Chicago. With trade rumors swirling, Sale once cut up the team’s throwback jerseys so the Sox wouldn’t have to wear them before their game against the Tigers, which caused him to be scratched from starting. Sale believed the uniforms were uncomfortable...
Via The Sports Daily
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Sale cracks 'throwback' joke about jersey fiasco

Chris Sale’s ability to throw a baseball isn’t really in doubt. But the left-hander raised a few eyebrows off the field last season during a bizarre incident with the Chicago White Sox’s front office.Sale has changed “Sox,” though, and he’s clearly ready to put that thread behind him.The Boston Red Sox’s prized offseason acquisition addressed the media Tuesday at the...
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Feeling Welcomed By Teammates, Fans Since Joining Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox’s annual “Baseball Winter Weekend,” isn’t just an opportunity for fans to meet their favorite current and former players. It’s also an opportunity for new players, like starting pitcher Chris Sale, to get their first glimpses at Red Sox Nation and interact with their new teammates. And Sale already is liking what he’s seeing. “A couple of the...
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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