Chris Sale Boston Red Sox

Age: 30 (March 30, 1989) | 6' 6" | 180lbs. | Throws: Left P-27
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHW AL 2015 13 11 0 0 31 31 208.1 185 23 42 274 3.41 1.09 1.15 1.8 11.8 .341 43/22/35 21 26
CHW AL 2016 17 10 0 0 32 32 226.1 190 27 45 233 3.34 1.04 1.12 1.8 9.3 .287 41/21/38 31 30
BOS AL 2017 17 8 0 0 32 32 214.0 165 24 43 308 2.90 0.97 1.04 1.8 13.0 .323 39/20/41 38 38
BOS AL 2018 12 4 0 0 27 27 158.0 102 11 34 237 2.11 0.86 0.86 1.9 13.5 .304 44/20/36 36 34
BOS AL 2019 3 9 0 0 19 19 111.2 96 17 27 160 4.27 1.10 1.21 2.2 12.9 .338 43/20/37 5 11
Career 10yrs 106 71 12 0 306 226 1592.2 1285 165 364 1949 2.99 1.04 1.08 2.1 11.0 .306 n/a
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Top ten strikeouts per 27 batters faced (starting pitchers):

1. Cole

2. Scherzer

3. Sale

4. Verlander

5. Bieber

6. Morton

7. Boyd

8. Ray

9. Giolito

10. DeGrom

van wilhoite LVW
Jul 5

Top ten strikeouts per nine IP (starting pitchers):

Strikeouts per 9 IP
1.Cole • HOU13.213
2.Sale • BOS12.869
3.Scherzer • WSN12.507
4.Ray • ARI11.767
5.Bieber • CLE11.473
6.Boyd • DET11.420
7.deGrom • NYM11.185
8.Morton • TBR11.103
9.Verlander • HOU11.056
10.Giolito • CHW10.781
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4

Top ten complete games at the halfway mark:

Complete Games
1.Giolito • CHW2
Eflin • PHI2
Minor • TEX2
4.Hendricks • CHC1
Sale • BOS1
Fiers • OAK1
Buehler • LAD1
Vargas • NYM1
Alcantara • MIA1
Bauer • CLE1
Sampson • TEX1
Tanaka • NYY1
Syndergaard • NYM1
Marquez • COL1
Leake • SEA1
Feierabend • TOR1
Corbin • WSN1
Holland • SFG1
Bieber • CLE1
Taillon • PIT1
Carrasco • CLE1
Pivetta • PHI1
Ryu • LAD1
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4

From what I've seen, the stuff is there but the command is spotty.  I think he'll right the ship, much as I wish he were cooked.

Mike Landau ML-
Apr 30

I agree with you that he's had bad luck. But before I said it was all bad luck, I'd want to take a look at each one of the seven pitches that left the park. At least two of them (that I watched happen) were badly located.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 30

On the other end of the spectrum thru 6 starts

G/L/F 44/18/38

BABIP .305

HR/Fly 21.2%

InfFly% 3.0%

Strand Rate 61.4%

HCt%  36.0%

van wilhoite LVW
Apr 30

His two spring training starts: 9 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 13 SO, no runs.

It certainly would seem he needed a third.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 19

The Cards agree, Andy. They demoted him to Triple-A.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 7

I'm going to spend some time in the next month looking at struggling pitchers and the relationship to Spring Training work load

Take a look at Alex Reyes. He looks bad, only threw 8 innings in ST.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 6

I think a large part of the problem is tied into Spring Training, or the lack of it. Chris Sale, 9 IP. Rick Porcello, 12 IP, ERod, 15 IP. Eovaldi, 7 IP. Price, 6 2/3 IP. Is that enough work to be ready to roll in the regular season? If you look back to the late-signings from last year, how many succeeded in the early going. Walker Buehler is undoubtedly a great young pitcher but was I surprised by the results from his first start? Not one bit. He got the grand total of 2 2/3 innings in this Spring. I'm going to spend some time in the next month looking at struggling pitchers and the relationship to Spring Training work load. Is April the new March?

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 6