Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 days ago

The White Sox agreed to trade Sale to the Red Sox on Tuesday for four prospects, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After the field was narrowed down the Red Sox, Nationals and Braves, Boston ultimately won the Sale sweepstakes with a package headlined by Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech. Sale finished in the top five in the AL Cy Young voting for the fourth consecutive season, posting a 3.34 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 233:45 K:BB. He's under team control for three more seasons with team options for 2018 and 2019.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 months ago

Sale (17-10) lost after allowing five runs on six hits and one walk with six strikeouts in five innings against the Twins on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It only took one pitch for Sale to fall behind, as Byron Buxton sped around the bases for an inside-the-park home run after launching Sale's first offering deep to center field. Sale also surrendered a conventional long ball to Miguel Sano in the third which brought home three runs. The 27-year-old is one of the American League's Cy Young frontrunners after compiling a 3.34 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and a 5.18 K/BB in 226.2 innings. He also led the MLB with six complete games, which helped him set a career high in innings.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 months ago

Sale (17-9) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out seven over seven innings in a win Tuesday over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Sale has now thrown quality starts in all but one of his past nine starts and has walked either one or zero batters in all but two of those outings. However, Sale has been a bit susceptible to the home run battle in this stretch. He has now allowed seven home runs in those nine starts and 25 in 31 starts on the season as a whole. His 3.21 ERA ranks seventh in the American League, and if not for his troubles keeping the ball in the yard, Sale could be the leader himself.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 months ago

Sale (16-9) suffered an embarrassing loss Wednesday against the Phillies. He allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out five in four innings.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday marked Sale's second-shortest outing of the season, but was arguably his most humiliating performance of 2016. Entering the game, the Phillies owned MLB's second-worst team batting average (.238) and ranked dead last in team OPS (.682). Sale had pitched at least eight innings in each of his previous five starts, owning a 1.50 ERA while notching 50 strikeouts over 42 innings. The left-hander will look to forget this lackluster effort when he makes his next start Tuesday at home against the Rays.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 months ago

Sale allowed four runs (three earned) with 10 strikeouts and just one walk in a complete-game victory over the Royals on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Sale threw first-pitch strikes to 24 of 35 batters faced, induced nine ground-ball outs and notched double-digit strikeouts for the third time in the last five starts. He has taken it to another level down the stretch, as he has gone at least eight innings in each of his last six starts, while allowing no more than three runs in any and posting a stellar 58:9 K:BB ratio. He will have the opportunity to keep it rolling Wednesday against the Phillies.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 months ago

Sale allowed two runs on six hits and struck out eight over eight innings but took a no-decision Monday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Sale was stellar other than a pair of solo home runs from Miguel Cabrera, a forgivable offense for even the best pitchers on their best days. He has now thrown four quality starts with an amazing 36:7 K:BB, 1.91 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 33 innings. Look for him to continue to bring the fire down the stretch.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 months ago

Sale allowed two runs on eight hits, struck out six and walked four over eight innings but took a no-decision in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Detroit tied the game at two against Sale in the eighth and then won it in walk-off fashion versus David Robertson in the ninth. Sale threw 72 of his 111 pitches for strikes and induced 14 swing-and-misses. This was the third straight start where he threw at least eight frames, but he won just one of those outings. He is 15-7 with a 3.10 ERA, 1.02 WHIP ad 185 strikeouts in 185.2 innings. Sale will face Detroit against Monday at home.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
4 months ago

Sale (15-6) allowed just three hits over eight scoreless innings Saturday against Oakland. He walked three and struck out eight in the win.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday marked Sale's first victory since July 2, ending a six-game winless streak for the 27-year-old. Now in his seventh big league season, Sale sits just two wins away from his career high set back in 2012. Although the ace's overall strikeout rate for this season sits at a career low, the southpaw has been picking up the punchouts lately. Over his last 29.2 innings, Sale has whiffed 32 opposing hitters. His next start is Friday against Seattle. He held the Mariners to a single hit over eight scoreless innings last month, so Sale could be in line for another big fantasy night when he toes the rubber next.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
4 months ago

Sale allowed five runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings Sunday against the Marlins to take his sixth loss of the season.

EDGE Analysis

He struck out seven for the second consecutive start, but he suffered from a series of defensive miscues (including a few he made himself). The five runs were the most allowed in a start since the All-Star break, and he is now 0-4 since the beginning of July.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
4 months ago

Sale allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Sale has now thrown four consecutive quality starts, all on the road, but has gone 0-3 in this stretch thanks to a lack of run support. He is now up to 150 strikeouts in 154 innings this season, giving him an 8.9 K/9 that would be impressive for any other starting pitcher, but is well below Sale's standards. He had a 10.8 K/9 in 2014 and an 11.8 K/9 last season, and as things are going now, he will finish with his first season in which he failed to strike out at least as many batters as he has innings pitched.