Boston ace Chris Sale gave Red Sox fans a preview of what to expect from him throughout the 2017 season in Tuesday night’s spring training start.
The veteran starter struck out 10 New York Yankees hitters over six innings in a 4-2 Red Sox win at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
Sale also allowed just four hits and two earned runs, while walking no one. His only blemish was a two-run homer by Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday in the sixth inning.
Sale picked up the win, improving his spring training record to 2-0. He’s walked just one batter all spring.
Sale was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a multi-player trade in December. He’s been one of the American League’s best starting pitchers over the last few seasons. He went 17-10 with a 3.34 ERA and 233 strikeouts for Chicago in 2016.
Thumbnail photo via Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Mar 21, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) throws a pitch in the second inning against the New York Yankees during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Powered by WordPress.com VIP