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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Chris Sale needed 121 pitches to get through six innings in a loss against the Orioles on Monday.
Sale was not sharp, but the lefty was still able to limit the Orioles to three runs. He allowed eight hits and walked two while striking out eight. He has thrown at least 100 pitches in each of 14 starts dating back to June 1. It is worth tracking how the workload affects Sale going forward. He has superb numbers, sporting a 2.12 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and a 158/26 K/BB ratio in 136 innings this season. His next start comes on Sunday against the Yankees in the Bronx. Aug 18 - 11:26 PM

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Chris Sale delivered eight shutout innings, striking out 12, on Tuesday in a no-decision against the Giants.

Sale scattered four hits and walked a pair. The win was stolen from him when Jake Petricka punted a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning, but Chicago scored a run in the tenth inning to win anyway. The dominant start wasn't a surprise. Sale came into this game 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA in six career starts against the National League, and 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 39 strikeouts across six road starts. The southpaw missed time earlier this year with a sore arm muscle, but he's still in the thick of the Cy Young race. Sale takes a 10-2 record and a 2.01 ERA into Sunday's date in Toronto.
Aug 13 - 1:55 AM

Chris Sale suffered his second loss of the season Wednesday, allowing two runs in six innings to the Rangers.

Sale pitched plenty well, yielding only three hits and striking out nine, but the Chicago offense offered just one run of support. The ace left-hander will carry a 10-2 record, 2.14 ERA, and 0.89 WHIP into his next scheduled start on the road against the Giants.
Aug 6 - 5:12 PM

Chris Sale gave up five runs over six innings of work in a no-decision against the Twins on Friday.

It's rare to see the White Sox ace get roughed up. Coming into Friday's start, he was on a roll of five consecutive starts in which he'd gone at least seven innings. He had only given up five earned runs over that stretch, a number he nearly matched on Friday (only four of the five runs on Sale's line were earned). Sale was victimized by extra-base hits, surrendering doubles to Kurt Suzuki, Kennys Vargas and Eduardo Escobar. Despite the subpar start, Sale holds a 2.09 ERA and a 10-1 record.
Aug 2 - 12:54 AM

Chris Sale delivered eight shutout innings Saturday to lead the White Sox past the Twins 7-0.

Sale carved his way easily through the punchless Minnesota lineup, allowing only five hits and two walks while fanning 12 batters. He's now 10-1 on the season with a brilliant 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 122/19 K/BB ratio in 110 innings. The ace left-hander will face the Twins again next week and should dominate.
Jul 26 - 9:46 PM

Chris Sale moved to 9-1 on Monday after holding the Royals to one run in seven innings.

Sale allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out eight. Surprisingly, he's just 7-7 lifetime against the Royals, though that does come with a sterling 2.36 ERA. He's allowed three runs total in his last three starts, and he's given the White Sox seven straight quality starts.
Jul 22 - 12:03 AM

Chris Sale won't make his first start of the second half until Monday.

The White Sox are going with Jose Quintana, Hector Noesi and John Danks in the weekend series versus the Astros, which means Sale will have 11 days of rest in between starts (though he did throw an inning in the All-Star Game). Sale is on pace for just 160 innings this season after his stint DL earlier, but Chicago obviously feels now is the best time to squeeze in a few extra days of rest for their stud left-hander.
Jul 18 - 8:54 AM

Chris Sale has won the All-Star Game Final Vote competition for the American League.

Sale beat out Rick Porcello, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, and Garrett Richards in the balloting. With a 2.08 ERA and 102/16 K/BB ratio over 95 innings, the 25-year-old southpaw is plenty deserving of the honor. He now has three straight All-Star selections.
Jul 10 - 5:09 PM

Chris Sale was charged with one run in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Sale left with a 4-0 lead and two outs in the eighth, but a full-blown meltdown took place afterwards. The Red Sox scored three times then, pushing across the one runner Sale left on base, and twice more in the ninth to win. Sale lowered his ERA to 2.08 with the performance.
Jul 9 - 10:22 PM

Chris Sale struck out 12 batters and held the Mariners to just one run in a complete game victory on Friday night.

Sale's chance at a shutout died with a Corey Hart sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning, though some poor defense from Dayan Viciedo in left field opened the door. The southpaw gave up six hits and didn't walk a batter. It was his second complete game of the season and his seventh on the year. He's now second in the AL behind Felix Hernandez with a 2.16 ERA.
Jul 4 - 9:53 PM

Chris Sale picked up his seventh victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Blue Jays to two runs on four hits over seven innings.

Sale struggled a bit with his command throughout the afternoon, issuing five walks while punching out six. He has been spectacular when he's been on the field this season, posting a 7-1 record, 2.30 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 84/16 K/BB ratio. He'll look to continue that dominance when he takes on the Mariners at home on Friday.
Jun 28 - 4:41 PM

Chris Sale surrendered two runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Sale gave up a career-high 11 hits, but only Adam Jones's first-inning homer did any damage. It was impressive how well he held it together even while he was frustrated on a night in which he didn't have his best stuff.
Jun 23 - 10:44 PM

Chris Sale lost his first game of the season, allowing one run over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

On a different night, Sale would have had the win, but he had the misfortune of matching up against Max Scherzer at his best. The lefty allowed five hits, didn't issue a walk, and struck out 10 with the effort. Sale has been lights out over nine starts, posting a 1.97 ERA with a 0.67 WHIP and a 68/9 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings. He'll face the Giants at home in his next start.
Jun 12 - 11:06 PM

After pitching seven scoreless innings, Chris Sale gave up five runs -- four earned -- in the eighth Saturday in a no-decision against the Angels.

It's not very often a starter is allowed to give up five runs in the eighth, but manager Robin Ventura stuck with him even after three hits and an error to start the inning. That brought up Mike Trout with the bases loaded, and Trout turned the game into a 5-5 tie with a grand slam. Sale was lifted immediately afterwards. His ERA jumped from 1.38 to 2.06 during the sequence.
Jun 8 - 1:36 AM

Chris Sale was excellent on Sunday in the White Sox's 4-1 win over San Diego, limiting the Padres to one run on two hits (no walks) in the complete-game masterpiece.

Sale, who also struck out nine batters, improved his record to 5-0. The only blemish for Sale on the day was a solo home run allowed to Chase Headley in the fifth inning. Ever since he came off the disabled list on May 22 against the Yankees, Sale has been locked in. He's tallied 18 innings over his last three starts while giving up just one run on three hits and one walk. He now has a microscopic 1.59 ERA and 0.60 WHIP on the year.
Jun 1 - 5:25 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Jordan Danks
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake Petricka
2Zach Putnam
3Matt Lindstrom
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Ronald Belisario
7Maikel Cleto
8Nate Jones