Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 day ago

Sale (17-7) shut the Orioles out over eight innings Wednesday, striking out 13 while allowing just four hits and no walks in a 9-0 victory.

EDGE Analysis

The O's were simply overmatched in this one -- only one of their hits went for extra bases, and they never marshaled a serious threat against the dominating lefty. Sale has now recorded double-digit strikeouts a ridiculous 18 times in 31 starts, and he's hit exactly 300 on the season, leading second-place whiff artist Max Scherzer by an incredible 47. He'll have a chance to to pile up a few more Tuesday against Toronto, but it's not clear whether Sale will make a second start next week or get rested ahead of the playoffs.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
7 days ago

Sale allowed four runs on six hits and three walks despite striking out nine over 5.2 innings in a no-decision Friday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Sale has been extremely inconsistent of late. Since July, Sale has allowed one or fewer runs in eight of his 13 starts, but he has allowed four or more runs in four of the remaining five. This was mediocre Sale on Friday, and it's these occasional bumps in the road that could wind up costing him the Cy Young race to Cleveland's Cory Kluber.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Sale (16-7) allowed no runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight across six innings to earn the victory Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Sale had a lead in the first inning, which was more run support than he'd need to easily collect his 16th victory of the season. With a 2.76 ERA along with a 0.95 WHIP, he's been the fantasy ace that many hoped for when selecting him on draft day. He'll make his next start Friday against the Rays.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Sale (15-7) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings in Sunday's 9-2 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Sale was tagged for three solo home runs, including the first back-to-back job he's allowed during his career in the majors. The Yankees worked him over pretty good, getting his pitch count up to 109 before he was lifted. The left-hander's had smooth sailing for most of the season, but has experienced a drop off since the calendar flipped to August. Sale has a 4.57 ERA and allowed seven homers over his last seven starts. His performance in 2017 mimics a career pattern of tailing off in the final two months of a season. His ERA is under three from April to July, but then bumps up over three in August and closes in on four in Sept./Oct. Sale will look to buck that trend when he next takes the hill Saturday at home against the Rays.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Sale (15-6) struck out 11 while scattering just three hits over seven scoreless innings to pick up the win in Toronto on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

It took the Red Sox until the sixth inning to give Sale some support, but he was absolutely brilliant, registering double-digit strikeouts for the 17th time this season. This was a much-needed star turn for the lefty's fantasy owners, as he'd given up 18 earned runs in his last five starts despite a 42:8 K:BB in that span. Clayton Kershaw was the first pitcher in 13 years to break 300 strikeouts when he did so in 2015, and Sale has a great shot at joining him, as he'll enter September needing just 36 to reach that lofty milestone. He'll make his first start of the season's final month Sunday against the Yankees.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago1 Comment

Sale (14-6) took the loss after lasting just three innings Thursday in Cleveland, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Sale ran into trouble in the second inning, allowing four runs on four singles, a walk and an error before finally escaping thanks to a double play. His struggles continued in the third, as Cleveland tacked on three more runs. The lanky left-hander has faded down the stretch in previous seasons and appears to be going through similar struggles despite changing the color of his Sox this past offseason. Sale's now allowed 18 earned runs in 30 innings over his past five starts, raising his season ERA from 2.37 to 2.88. He'll hope to bounce back Tuesday in Toronto.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale (14-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out nine across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Sale gave up a three-run homer in the second inning along with a solo shot in the sixth, while the Red Sox were unable to give him enough run support, leading to his fifth loss of the season. Despite the loss, he'll continue to be one of the best fantasy aces in the business, as evidenced by his 2.62 ERA. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Indians.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 12 over seven innings in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Sale was superb once again but got nothing to show for his efforts. It was the eighth time this season that he's walked away with a no-decision or a loss when allowing two or fewer runs. Sale's next start is Saturday at home against these same Yankees.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
1 month ago

Sale (14-4) fired eight scoreless innings in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Rays, scattering two hits and a walk while striking out 13.

EDGE Analysis

Tampa didn't get a runner on base until the fourth inning and never got one into scoring position, as Sale bounced back from his worst start of the year to deliver one of his best. The lefty has now held the opposition scoreless in five of his last seven outings and fanned double-digit batters in seven of his last 10. He'll next take the mound Sunday for a crucial AL East battle in the Bronx against the Yankees.

Chris Sale
SP BOS
2 months ago

Sale was slammed for seven runs on eight hits -- including two home runs -- and a walk over five innings but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 12-10 win over Cleveland. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

An anticipated pitcher's duel with Carlos Carrasco instead turned into a classic Fenway Park shootout that saw 10 runners cross the plate in the first two innings and five more score in the ninth. Sale's 20.2-inning scoreless streak was snapped in brutal fashion in his worst start of the year, but expect the lefty to get back on track Sunday at home against his former club, the White Sox.