Chris Sale
SP BOS
12 hours ago

Sale (10-3) allowed just a single run on four hits and two walks while striking out nine batters through 6.1 innings during Monday's win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty is posting another high-end fantasy campaign with a 2.77 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 12.3 K/9. He's a rare matchup-proof option and is building a strong Cy Young case. Sale projects to make his next start at Rogers Centre against the Blue Jays.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
6 days ago

Sale (9-3) tossed 8.1 innings Tuesday night against the Royals, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters en route to the win.

EDGE Analysis

Sale continued his dominant campaign, firing 79 of his 110 pitches for strikes while overmatching hitters with his fastball-slider combo. The ace southpaw now has 146 strikeouts on the season, which puts him on pace to set a new career best in whiffs. He was touched up for two home runs in the outing, with one being a solo shot in the second and the other coming in the ninth inning, but for the most he continued to be his outstanding self on the mound. Sale's next assignment is projected to come Monday against the Twins.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Sale (8-3) allowed a single run on four hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters during Thursday's loss to Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Surprisingly, Sale was outdone by rookie Nick Pivetta on Thursday, as the rookie Phillie shutout the Red Sox. Sale's 10 punchouts ease the blow of missing out on the victory, and the lefty now sports an elite 2.82 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 12.4 K/9. He projects to make his next start at Kauffman Stadium against the Royals.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Sale (8-2) gave up three runs on nine hits over seven innings in a win over the Tigers on Saturday. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk.

EDGE Analysis

After eight consecutive double-digit strikeout performances, Sale has now fallen short of 10 strikeouts in four straight outings. He's also given up 25 hits in his last three starts, but his control remains sharp and he's won six straight decisions. There's little reason to think Sale won't continue to produce like an ace the rest of the way.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Sale will get an extra day of rest during the current rotation and is scheduled to start Saturday at home against the Tigers, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox want Brian Johnson, pending the status of his hamstring injury, to fill in for Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) in Friday's series opener with the Tigers, pushing Sale out another day. After the soft-tossing Johnson on Friday, Sale's fastball will gain a few extra MPH in the eyes of Detroit hitters.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Sale (7-2) allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out nine over six innings in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Sale was presented with a 2-0 first-inning lead only to have Pablo Sandoval's ruinous defense help hand three runs to the O's in the bottom of the frame, running the left-hander's pitch count to 39. No problem. It gave Sale an opportunity to show off the bulldog side of him. He slammed the door on Baltimore over his final five innings to earn his seventh win of the season. Sale will miss the upcoming series with the first-place Yankees in New York and is next scheduled to start Friday when Boston returns home to face Detroit.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Sale (6-2) gave up six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and two walks while striking out nine in Tuesday's 13-7 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

It's only the second time this season in 11 trips to the mound that Sale has failed to deliver a quality start, and the first time he hasn't lasted at least six innings, but the left-hander had plenty of margin for error with Boston's bats crushing six homers on the night. Sale's next start will come Sunday in Baltimore.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale (5-2) gave up four runs (three earned) over 7.1 innings in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He allowed six hits and a walk while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

Sale's offense had lain dormant for much of the game, but it awoke with a seven-run seventh inning that allowed him to leave a winner. His first season in Boston has been incredible so far -- this game broke a string of eight consecutive double-digit-strikeout efforts that stretched all the way back to April 10. Sale is the MLB leader in strikeouts by an enormous margin, as he has 101; the second-ranked Zack Greinke has just 78.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out 10 over seven innings in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Sale had double-digit strikeouts for an eighth straight start, but if hitters aren't doing their job, a pitcher can strike out 27 and it will do him no good. Boston's batters went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. That's been a recurring theme for the left-hander who pitched well enough for the win, as he's done in all nine of starts. His next turn through the rotation is due Wednesday at home against Texas.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale (4-2) allowed three earned runs on two hits and a walk over seven innings in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. He struck out 12.

EDGE Analysis

It was another dominant performance for the lanky lefty. A pair of home runs were the only knocks against him in this one, as he struck out 12 Tampa Bay hitters. Sale's K/9 of 13.0 and K:BB of 85:13 through eight starts don't suggest that he's slowing down anytime soon. He'll make his next start on Friday in a very favorable matchup at Oakland.