Chris Sale SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has been confirmed as the starter for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Sale will attempt to maintain the form that saw him allow four runs while striking out 28 batters over his final three starts heading into the All-Star break.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Sale won his eighth game of the season Saturday, allowing just one run on six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out 10.

It's the 10th time in his last 12 starts that Sale has struck out 10 or more batters, pushing his K/9 rate on the season to an eye-popping 11.84. If he can stay healthy and maintain something close to that pace in the second half, Sale has a chance of being the first pitcher to strike out 300-plus batters in a season since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling accomplished the feat in 2002.

Chris Sale SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Sale continued his dominance Monday, earning the win by holding the Blue Jays to two runs in a complete game effort.

Sale only struck out six, breaking a string of eight straight double-digit strikeout games, but was still masterful in this one. The lefty will carry a tidy 2.80 ERA and 0.94 WHIP into his start this weekend against the Cubs.

Chris Sale SP CWS 4 weeks ago

Sale's next start has been pushed to Monday against the Blue Jays.

He was originally scheduled to close out this weekend's series against the Orioles, but he has thrown over 110 pitches in nine of his last 10 starts, so the White Sox will opt to give him a day. Sale has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year, and is probably the front-runner for the Cy Young award in the American League.

Chris Sale SP CWS 4 weeks ago

The White Sox are considering pushing Sale's next start back to Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Sale has seen a relatively heavy workload this season and especially lately, tossing 111-plus pitches in each of his last eight starts. The team may give him an extra day this time through the rotation and give Carlos Rodon the nod Sunday, which would mean Sale would have to face baseball's top scoring offense in the Blue Jays his next time out.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 month ago

Sale took a no decision despite a brilliant start Tuesday against the Cardinals, as he struck out 12 and allowed just one run on six hits and a walk in eight innings.

The White Sox needed 12 innings to scratch across two runs, keeping Sale from winning yet again. The white Sox have now stuck him with a no decision four times when Sale has pitched at least seven innings and allowed two runs or fewer. Sale's brilliance is obvious -- he now has a 2.87 ERA and 141 strikeouts in just 103.1 innings -- but it doesn't look like the White Sox are going to help him rack up the wins any time soon.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 month ago

Sale (6-4) struck out 10, but gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and a walk over 6.2 innings in Minnesota on Wednesday.

Sale has now incredibly struck out double-digit batters in seven consecutive starts, but he gave up almost as many runs in this one as he had in the other six put together. The Twins were able to cluster their hits together into a pair of rallies off Sale, but that certainly hasn't been a common occurrence for the spectacular lefty, who now owns a ridiculous 129 strikeouts in 95.1 innings this year. He next gets the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 month ago

Sale was exceptional Friday against the Rangers, striking out 14 batters and walking none during eight shutout innings. He did not factor into the decision as Texas came from behind to win in the ninth.

It's a shame the lefty wasn't able to pick up the win, but he was stellar again and has now struck out at least 10 batters in six straight starts, bringing his total to a league-leading 119 K's. Sale has also lowered his ERA all the way down to 2.74 after a rocky start to the season and will look to continue this stretch of elite performances Wednesday against the Twins.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 month ago

Sale allowed two runs on three hits in 6.2 innings Sunday, but he still took the loss to the Rays.

He struck out 12 and walked three, but the White Sox's offense was unable to spot him more than one run. The outing made Sale the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez to strike out 12+ batters in four consecutive starts, and he is just the third pitcher overall since 1914 to accomplish the feat. Sale is also averaging 118 pitches per start over his past four contests, and his usage is worth monitoring.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 months ago

Sale (6-2) struck out a season-high 14 while holding the Astros to a run on five hits and a walk over eight innings in Monday's 3-1 victory.

That's his fourth consecutive double-digit-strikeout game, and the totals keep getting bigger -- first 10, then 12, then 13, now 14. All the while, Sale's been keeping his walks down and pitching deep into games. The ERA, inflated early, is now down to 3.04, and it should drop further as the season goes on. The lefty ace's fantasy owners get treated to two starts this week, as he draws Tampa Bay on Sunday.