Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 days ago

Sale allowed two runs on four hits without a walk and struck out 10 over six innings Tuesday against the Yankees, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sale was on form right from the start, striking out multiple hitters in each of his first four frames, including three punchouts in the second. The left-hander worked ahead in the count, keeping Yankee hitters off guard with his pitch mix, and got his pitch count up to 86. While he won't be able to pitch like this every time he starts, Sale is certainly capable of this kind of performance whenever he's handed the ball.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
7 days ago

Sale didn't give up much loud contact but allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out three over four innings in Thursday's game against the Pirates, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sale tossed 74 pitches Thursday, adding to his arm strength, and reported feeling fine after the game, which is the news to take away from this outing. Sale, however, was not pleased about Pittsburgh hitters stringing together so many hits off weak contact. The left-hander will have two more starts before camp breaks, so he's right on schedule for the start of the regular season.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Sale allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five in four scoreless innings Saturday against Tampa Bay, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sale dominated the Rays, striking out the side in the first inning and throwing strikes on 42 of his 56 offerings. When he didn't strikeout hitters, his other seven outs came via the groundball -- a sign that he was keeping his fastball down or had some late action.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Sale allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out two over two innings in Monday's game against Houston, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sale made his spring debut and was overall pleased with his performance despite needing 37 pitches and giving up two runs. "The ball felt great coming out of my hand. I was able to throw all my pitches for strikes. That was a step in the right direction for that," said Sale. The only hard-hit ball allowed was a first-inning double to Marwin Gonzalez. His next outing is scheduled for Saturday against the Twins, with a pitch count of 55-to-60.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Sale pitched a two-inning, 38-pitch simulated game Wednesday and is on track to make his spring-training debut next Monday against the Astros, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sale reported everything was normal and going as planned. He's just trying to get in his daily work and then build on that the next time he throws. He's scheduled to throw two innings against Houston.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Sale will make his first Grapefruit League spring start March 6 against the Astros, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw has impressed his new skipper early on in spring and he will have plenty of time to get himself ready for the regular season and acclimated with his new club. Manager John John Farrell hasn't yet announced a starter for Opening Day, but Sale is a strong candidate for the assignment.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale threw 30 pitches in a live batting practice session, his first one as a member of the Red Sox, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sale impressed Boston manager John Farrell who noted the left-hander's ability to hit various parts of the strike zone, while the pitcher emphasized that it's all about process at this stage of spring training and getting himself prepared for the regular season. Farrell hasn't declared any order to his rotation, but Sale is a strong candidate to start Opening Day.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
4 months 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
6 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
6 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.