Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes ballistic in WooSox clubhouse after rehab start

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WATCH: Chris Sale throws epic tantrum in WooSox clubhouse after start originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Chris Sale struggled with controlling his pitches and his temper Wednesday night at Polar Park.

The Boston Red Sox ace walked five batters over 3.2 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Worcester as he works back from a stress fracture in his rib cage. After he was pulled from the game in the fourth inning, Sale stalked down the tunnel toward the WooSox clubhouse and ... blew off a little steam.

The video, courtesy of NBC10 Boston's Alysha Palumbo, shows Sale trying to tear a fixture off the wall in the clubhouse and kicking before heading back up the tunnel. Sale was also seen smashing a bat against the wall.

Sale's outing wasn't a total failure; he also struck out five and allowed just one run on three hits in a 4-2 loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. But the 33-year-old didn't seem happy with his performance after the game.

"Not good," Sale told reporters. "Decent at times. Just, command was bad today. Nothing's easy in this game, but things that are easier to clean up."

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Sale's competitive fire is part of what makes him a great pitcher, but he clearly went overboard Wednesday night. Sale likely won't be back in Worcester anytime soon, however, as the left-hander is expected to join the Red Sox at some point next week to make his first start of the 2022 season.

Here's hoping Sale has better command in that appearance -- and that all clubhouse fixtures remain intact after he exits.