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Chris Sale went five innings, allowed six hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck out eight in his win over the Mets on Wednesday.
Talk about a spark plug. The Red Sox have to be thrilled with the massive reinforcement that Sale has provided to their relatively thin rotation. If you were smart enough to stash him all year, you have been reaping the rewards. Pitchers like Sale cannot be found on the waiver wire.
Chris Sale is set to start on Wednesday, as the Red Sox begin to shuffle their rotation with just two weeks remaining in the season.
It will put Sale on just four days of rest on Wednesday, which does bring some cause for concern since Sale hasn't been super lights out since his return this season anyways. It's unlikely he goes a long number of innings on Wednesday, but does show the team's faith in Sale as their guy in a potential Wild Card game.
Chris Sale went five innings, allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck out one in Friday's win over the Orioles.
Sale has league winner potential for those that either stashed him or were quick to grab him off of the waiver wire. He is 4-0 with a 2.40 ERA in 2021. Fantasy managers would definitely like to see more strikeouts, but the fact that he is healthy and pitching a bit like his old self is a great sign.
The Red Sox have been cleared by MLB to use southpaw Chris Sale (COVID-19) as their starter on Friday.
Sale has been dominant since returning from Tommy John surgery. Through five starts, he is 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and .290. He has also walked six batters and struck out 30.
Chris Sale will rejoin the Red Sox and is scheduled to start this weekend against the Orioles according to Red Sox manager Alex Cora.
Another much needed boost to the Red Sox pitching staff. Sale, who missed the entire 2020 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, had been electric in his return prior to testing positive for COVID-19. In 5 starts this season, Sale has three wins and zero losses, a 2.52 earned run average, and 30 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched. He could be the x-factor for the Red Sox if they need a dominant start in the wild card game should they make it.