Astros manager A.J. Hinch: Red Sox ace Chris Sale 'has weapons beyond human nature'

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch: Red Sox ace Chris Sale 'has weapons beyond human nature'
Astros manager A.J. Hinch: Red Sox ace Chris Sale 'has weapons beyond human nature'

Chris Sale might not be human. Astros manager A.J. Hinch made Boston's spidery southpaw sound like he is of another species. "He has weapons beyond human nature," Hinch said. "We have our hands full." Sale is a stringy whip of elbows, knees and cleats at 6-6, 180 pounds. His sidearm pitches appear to cut across and through the equator of a righthanded batter's line of sight. In the last two years, including the playoffs, Sale is the only lefthanded starter in the American League to earn a strike with a slider more than one-fifth of the time he has thrown it. "His size, the angle of his pitches, when he's healthy and it's in the mid- to upper-90s, you just don't see that," Hinch said. "The spin

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