Uh, yeah. That Chris Sale is pretty good. Sale’s favorite team growing up was the Rays, so today was perfect for the guy.
Today, in front of friends and family, the Sox lefthander struck out 15 batters as the Sox beat the Rays, 2-1.
It was 15 batters in just over 7 innings. Sale threw a season high 115 pitches so it was time to come out. In that time, he has able to strike out the most batters for a Sox hurler in 57 years.
This may become common place for Sale, who from game to game is getting better and better. I loved his reaction after striking out Jose Molina for #15. His fist pump and excitement is refreshing to see, especially since most players follow some stupid, and outdated code.
I do wonder how he’ll be in his next start.
If it wasn’t for Adam Dunn, Sale would’ve lost the game. However, Dunn hit a massive 2-run bomb in the 7th inning, giving the Sox, and Sale, the victory.
Only 2 runs for the Sox? Are they in a slump, or what–haha? After cranking out double digit runs in 4 of their past 5 games, 2 runs is a huge letdown.
Hey, a win is a win, right?
With Dunn hitting so well, it still makes me wonder what happened last year. This year, when he hits the ball it gets out in a hurry. Last year, he hit so many moon shots that died at the wall.
Dunn’s 16th of the year puts in him 2nd place in A.L.
Paul Konerko now has a 14 game hitting streak.
Sox only had 5 hits. the Top four players went 4-14. The bottom 5 combined to go 1-17.
Matt Moore is really good. For one though he was second best.
Dinner and drinks on Sale.