Chris Sale
SP BOS
21 hours 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
6 days 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
2 weeks 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.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Sale's start Saturday against the Rays has been moved up from a night game to a 1:05 pm start, Julian Benbow of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heavy rains and winds are expected for the New England region beginning late Saturday afternoon, so the teams agreed to move up the starting time.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Sale (3-2) allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 10 in Sunday's 17-6 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The game looks like it was a breeze for Boston but it was nail-biter until the Red Sox put up 10 runs in the ninth inning. Sale was given a rare multiple-run lead but gave it all back in the bottom of the fifth when the Twins scored four times to knot the game at 4-4. It was easily Sale's worst inning of the season and the six innings was his shortest start. His next start will be either Friday or Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Sale (2-2) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out 11 over eight innings in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Sale was dominant yet again, reaching double-digit strikeouts for a fifth straight start -- only Pedro Martinez in 2001 has achieved the same feat in Red Sox history -- and threw eight innings for a third straight start. He also put himself squarely in the middle of the brewing Boston-Baltimore rivalry when his first pitch to Manny Machado's was a 97-mph fastball behind his knees. The left-hander's message-sending pitch set off warnings to both teams and some jawing back and forth. And that occurred on an already-emotional night at Fenway Park as the ugly incident from the previous night, involving racial slurs directed toward the Orioles Adam Jones, still lingered. Through it all, Sale remained focused and very much like Boston's ace.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Sale allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and struck out 10 over eight-plus innings in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox offense has gone silent, managing just 13 runs and a .202 batting average over the last seven games, including a mere one run in 18 innings against the Yankees. The offense has been a recurring theme with Sale being a special victim. The left-hander has a 1.19 ERA over five starts but has been given four runs of support while he's been on the mound (37.2 innings). Sale will hope Boston's bats are improved by the time he makes his next start Tuesday at home against the Orioles.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale allowed four hits and a walk while striking out 13 over eight innings in Thursday's 4-1 extra-inning win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

A potential win was negated when closer Craig Kimbrel allowed a game-tying run in the ninth.l What Sale as done through four starts with his new team is remarkable. The Red Sox have supported him with a mere four runs over the 29.2 innings he's pitched; Sale has yet to pitch with a two-run cushion; and he took the mound with a lead in just six of the 30 innings he's started. The left-hander has handled the pressure of a tight game flawlessly, putting the Red Sox in position to win three of his four starts.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale (1-1) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out 12 across seven innings to earn the win Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Sale has pitched very well in each of his three games with the Red Sox, and the offense was finally able to scratch out enough run support to get him his first victory with his new team. Although it's based on a small-sample size, his 1.25 ERA to go along with a 0.74 WHIP is making his slightly-discounted draft value look like a fantastic bargain. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale (0-1) threw 7.2 innings of two-run ball in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Sale was excellent in this one but was done in by a solo home run by Ian Kinsler in the sixth and a Nick Castellanos single in the eighth, as Justin Verlander was equally dominant on the other end. The Red Sox gave up a king's ransom for the left in the offseason, but he has looked terrific in his first two starts and now carries a 1.23 ERA and a 17:2 K:BB through 14.2 innings in 2017. He has received just one run of support thus far, but it is only a matter of time before the talented Boston offense begins to pick him up with regularity. He will next face the Rays at home on Saturday.