Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is pitching like an ace again. He officially put his slow start behind him a few starts ago and took it to another level on Tuesday night.
Sale went 7 innings and recorded a career high 17 strikeouts. The incredible outing put his name in the record books.
The lanky lefty is the first pitcher in MLB history to record 17 strikeouts in just 7 innings.
Chris Sale is the…
– 1st pitcher since Max Scherzer (May 11, 2016) to strike out 17+.
– 1st LHP with 17+ K since Johan Santana (Aug. 19, 2007).
– 1st Red Sox pitcher to do so since Pedro Martínez (May 6, 2000).
– 1st pitcher to EVER strike out 17+ in 7 or fewer IP. pic.twitter.com/IulhkL73J5
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) May 15, 2019
Somehow the Red Sox managed to lose the game 5-4 in 11 innings. It’s been that kind of season for the defending champs, although they have been playing much better baseball lately.
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