Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is something spectacular


Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale bounced back to spin a beauty in a shout out victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Remember that time Chris Sale gave up seven runs against the Cleveland Indians?  Well, the Boston Red Sox ace wiped that memory from anyone’s head with a stellar performance Tuesday night to lead the Sox to their seventh consecutive victory.

In capturing his 14th win of the season, Sale overpowered the Tampa Bay bats.  He did not allow a hit to the fifth inning and didn’t give up a second hit till an inning later.

The left-hand Cy Young leader was simply amazing.  He allowed just two hits overall and a walk in eight innings pitched.  In all, the performance made the Rays lineup look like a Single A baseball squad.

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 1: Chris Sale
BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 1: Chris Sale /

In other words, they had no chance.  As for Sale, he was not pleased with his last outing and took it out on the AL East rivals.

"“Let’s be honest, I was flat-out embarrassed last time I was on a baseball field,” Sale said following the game, via the Boston Herald.  “And that never sits right with many people, especially myself.  I wanted to come back and be good for this one.  My guys picked me up last time, so it was my turn to pick them up today.”More from Chowder and Champions3 Midseason Chaim Bloom Decisions That Have Killed the 2023 Red Sox10 Patriots Who Will Be Cut by Tuesday’s Roster DeadlineMLB Screws Red Sox Fans With Broadcast for Mookie Betts Return3 Most Underpaid Celtics Heading Into the 2023 SeasonRed Sox Continue Rollercoaster Season With Massive Win"

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In fact, Red Sox offense only managed two runs, which was all Sale needed for this game.

The two runs came off an RBI single off the bat of Rafael Devers and an insurance run in the top of the ninth delivered by Jackie Bradley Jr.

Closer Craig Kimbrel came in to secure the shut-out victory for Sale, recording his 28th save of the season in dominant fashion.

With the performance, Chris Sale dipped his ERA to 2.57 and became the 15th time he recorded over 10 strikeouts in a game.    The 28-year-old ace is simply having an amazing year, which is more than welcome for this version of the Boston Red Sox.

"“I don’t want to say it’s a historic year, but it certainly is a powerful year on his part,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said, via  “Impressive is an understatement.”"

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In summary, the way Sale has pitched this year in his first year in Boston has been more than worth Yoan Moncada. To have a pitcher with this sort of dominance leading a starting pitching rotation can only mean good things in the postseason.