Chris Sale

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Alex Reimer
August 05, 2019 - 9:55 am
The Red Sox ’ woeful weekend in New York effectively ended their chance to offer any real championship defense, and even more embarrassingly, convince us to care about them. The passion for this grossly underachieving club should now match the intensity of a David Price meatball, served over the...
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Nick Friar
August 03, 2019 - 11:28 pm
After only pushing across two runs in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox offense looked better in Game 2. Not as good as it can be, but more like its normal self. Still wasn’t enough. Neither was the players-only meeting the team had between games. "When things get...
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Rob Bradford
August 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Just when it appeared a bad season couldn't get any worse for Chris Sale along came Saturday afternoon. Sale lasted just 3 2/3 innings against the Red Sox, giving up eight runs on nine hits to the Yankees. Seven of the runs came in the fourth inning, which also saw Red Sox manager Alex Cora and...
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Jim Hackett
August 01, 2019 - 9:01 pm
I had the opportunity to talk to baseball physicist, kinesiologist and overall pitching expert Bill “The Spaceman” Lee this week about the state of Chris Sale. As I suspected, when I called the Spaceman he had been scouting Sale closely for over a month which is exactly why I called him. He had a...
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Amin Touri
July 28, 2019 - 11:26 pm
After two strong starts suggested he might be righting the ship, Chris Sale found himself on Sunday back where’s he’s been: struggling at Fenway, and struggling against the Yankees. Consecutive dominant performances against the Blue Jays and Rays didn’t translate into Sunday, as Sale gave up six...
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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2019 - 11:51 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When it comes to Tropicana Field, there is going to be one memory that will be tough to knock off the top of the heap for Chris Sale. That would have been on March 31, 1998. It was the first time Sale ever went to a Major League Baseball game, with the Tigers pounding the...
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Rob Bradford
July 18, 2019 - 3:57 pm
This was an important development for the Red Sox, and it only partly had to do with keeping pace in the Wild Card race. Chris Sale was the story in this 5-0 win over the Blue Jays. No doubt about it. (For a complete recap, click here.) The Red Sox lefty dominated a team that roughed him up two...
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Andy Hart
July 17, 2019 - 12:25 pm
Chris Sale seems to be a broken man right now, if not physically then certainly mentally. Mired in the midst of a midsummer nightmare season, the Red Sox ace had a bullpen session in Boston Tuesday afternoon that was anything but normal. The workout took place in front of a collection of apparently...
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Ryan Hannable
July 16, 2019 - 5:27 pm
The numbers are not pretty for Chris Sale this season. Through 19 starts, the left-hander is 3-9 with a 4.27 ERA. He's already allowed 17 home runs this year after allowing just 11 all of last season. While he's had some tough luck losses, overall he's been disappointing and he's expressed a great...
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Rob Bradford
July 14, 2019 - 7:26 am
It's really not that complicated. The Red Sox' success was primarily built on the backs of their starting pitchers, and nobody's back was supposed to be bigger, stronger and more reliable than Chris Sale. This was the pitcher who represented the optimism when it came to Alex Cora's club's chances...
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