Chris Sale SP CWS 23 hours ago

Sale (6-0) allowed one run on five hits and four walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings to earn the win Sunday at the Orioles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sale battled with control issues and blew through 112 pitches before being removed in the sixth inning, but he left the contest with a five-run lead in a game the White Sox would win easily. He now has allowed one or fewer earned runs in each of his last four starts to lower his ERA to 1.66. He'll make his next start Friday against the Twins.

Chris Sale SP CWS 6 days ago

Sale (5-0) cruised through eight innings in Sunday's 10-1 blowout of the Blue Jays, surrendering just one run on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This was Sale's second straight start with less than a strikeout per inning, but owners shouldn't worry much considering the lefty finished each of his first six MLB seasons with a K/9 of 9.00 or higher. On the bright side, Sale's lack of strikeouts allowed him to get through eight innings in an efficient 100 pitches, with his lone blemish coming on a seventh-inning Edwin Encarnacion solo home run with the game well out of reach. He has won each of his first five starts, but extending that streak could be tricky as his next outing falls Sunday on the road against the homer-happy Orioles.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 week ago

Sale, who was supposed to start Monday against the Jays, will now start Tuesday, Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There does not appear to be any sign of injury here, so manager Robin Ventura may simply be inserting a sport starter to give the rest of the rotation rest in a month that has featured few off days. Erik Johnson (currently in the bullpen) and Miguel Gonzalez (currently at Triple-A) are the two top candidates for Monday's nod.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Sale (4-0) allowed one unearned on two hits, struck out three and walked none in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The White Sox ace is simply at his best right now. He hasn't given up an earned run for 16 straight innings and has allowed just four base runners during that time. He also hasn't walked a hitter for 21 consecutive frames. Against the Angels, Sale only had eight swing-and-misses but did throw 76 of his 108 pitches for strikes. The left-hander will look to continue his dominance in his next start against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Sale struck out nine and threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The White Sox ace was simply masterful in mowing down a Rays squad that has struggled to score in the first two weeks of the season. He found the strike zone with 71 of his 106 pitches and induced 18 swings-and-misses along the way as well. He retired 16 straight between the second and seventh innings, and has now racked up 23 whiffs in 23 innings of work. Sale will look to extend his stellar start to the season when he takes the mound against the Angels next Wednesday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Sale (2-0) surrendered six hits, three earned runs and two walks over seven innings in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Indians. He struck out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sale had a bit of trouble with the long ball, but was otherwise sharp in posting his second victory in as many trips to the mound. The 27-year-old upped his pitch count to 107 after throwing 104 in the opener versus Oakland, and encouragingly induced 13 ground ball outs. While the whiffs are a bit down from the typical elite-level rate he's set as a standard, Sale is expected to once again be one of the most dominant pitchers in the majors in 2016.

Chris Sale SP CWS 4 weeks ago

Sale earned the win Monday against the Athletics as he allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out eight.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sale was vicious as usual, as he induced 18 swinging strikes in 104 pitches. Two of his eight strikeouts came with runners in scoring position as he was able to find whiffs when he needed them. Sale struck out over a batter per inning, but his eight strikeouts were under his 2015 average of 8.83 strikeouts per start. Expect Sale to continue to rack up the Ks, as he has yet to have a single MLB season where he has failed to strike out at least one batter per inning pitched.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 month ago

Sale will pitch Opening Day against the A's, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The announcement doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Sale has been one of the more dominant pitchers in all of baseball the last few seasons, finishing in the top five of the AL Cy Young voting three years in a row. He'll be opposed by Sonny Gray on the other side when the White Sox open up their season on Monday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 month ago

Sale held the Dodgers to two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings Saturday in his Cactus League debut.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sale allowed a solo home run to Howie Kendrick but otherwise limited the Dodgers to a bunch of singles. Sale's lack of spring training action had nothing to do with his health, and it looks like his stamina should not be a question heading into the second half of camp.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 months ago

Sale threw 75 pitches in a "B" game Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sale has yet to pitch in a Cactus League game due to a desire to keep his workload down this summer and prevent opposing teams from getting too much film on him or at-bats against him. However, he appears to be building up his arm appropriately. He should debut against the Dodgers this weekend.