Chris Sale gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings in his start against the Indians on Friday.
Advice: He surrendered a home run to Josh Donaldson and struck out seven batters in the brief outing. The Red Sox were babying him a bit as they have already clinched the AL East division. He was on the hook for the loss until the Red Sox started pouring on some runs later in the game. Sale is 12-4 with a 2.00 ERA in 26 starts. His 229:33 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 153 1/3 innings is sublime.
Chris Sale is slated to to throw five innings and/or 75 pitches in Friday's start versus the Indians.
Advice: Sale went three innings and threw 42 pitches over three scoreless frames against the Mets on Sunday. Obviously, even though he'll be limited to just five innings Friday, Sale should be started in fantasy leagues. He's slated to make one more start next week before the postseason.
Chris Sale pitched three scoreless innings with a strikeout on Sunday in a no-decision against the Mets.
Advice: Sale hurled 42 pitches in the three innings of work against New York, and 27 of those offerings were strikes. A strong outing as the Red Sox look to build back up the left-hander’s arm strength, as Sale allowed just one hit and didn’t put anyone on via walk. His ERA lowers to 1.92, and the strikeout gives him 222 in just 150 innings. A potential playoff preview is scheduled next when Sale faces the Indians.
Chris Sale (shoulder) is scheduled to go around three innings in his next start Sunday against the Rays.
Advice: Sale struck out two batters in a scoreless frame Tuesday in his return from the disabled list. The Red Sox are building him back up cautiously in the hope that he will be close to 100 percent leading into the playoffs.