Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura should not have taken out starting pitcher Chris Sale against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Sale was getting the job done, pitching 7 2/3 innings, giving up just four hits and striking out six. He didn’t earn a run until the White Sox turned to the bullpen. That’s when Boston broke through.
“(Sale) is an All-Star-caliber pitcher,” outfielder Daniel Nava said after scoring the winning run in Boston’s 5-4 walk-off victory. “Not that our goal was to get to the bullpen, but our goal was to try and get some runs against him.”
But luckily for Boston, they did get to the bullpen and won in dramatic fashion.
Hear more from Nava and Mookie Betts in the video above.