Sunday, August 20, 2017

No 'Sale'-A-Bration At Fenway, Sox Fall To Empire, 4-3

(AP Photo)
Chris Sale is not one for excuses. He left two fat pitches over the plate last night—and they turned into four runs in the 4-3 loss to The Bronx Embalmers. The lefty went seven innings, giving up seven hits and striking out nine, resulting in his fifth loss of 2017. The game wasted another amazing performance by rookie Rafael Devers—who slammed his 8th HR in the loss. The kid's 2-4 night pushed his average to .364. He is now—along with Babe Ruth—one of only two Red Sox players to homer against The Evil Ones in three straight games before the age of 21. Pretty impressive.