It’s safe to say that Chris Sale has exceeded expectations so far in his first season with the Boston Red Sox.
The left-hander is off to a tremendous start, as his 85 strikeouts lead Major League Baseball by a long shot.
In fact, Sale’s 85 punch outs are tied for the most by a pitcher in their first eight starts with a new team. Those 85 Ks match Randy Johnson’s mark through his first eight starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1999.
To hear what has made Sale so dominant in the 2017 campaign, check out the video above from “Red Sox First Pitch,” presented by Men’s Warehouse.
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