Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sale Can Set MLB Strikeout Record At Fenway Tonight

(AP Photo)
No one would argue with Chris Sale if he hired a lawyer and sued his teammates for non-support. Sporting the third-best ERA (2.19) in the American League—and having whiffed 95 batters in his first nine Red Sox starts—the lefty ace is just 4-2. To his credit, Sale is all about the team, "I'd rather be 8-0 with no punch-outs, honestly. Peripheral stats don't matter in this game. I know people love to crunch numbers and talk about this and that. They're flashy, they're cool, but at the end of the day, they don't matter. They really don't. Other than your win-loss record for your team, every other stat doesn't matter." Nevertheless, his teammates should go out tonight and insure that Sale wins as he tries to set a new MLB record by logging nine straight 10-strikeout games. This is appointment television, folks.