"I just think I was throwing a lot of pitches", Sale said after the game.
"I don't know how many times I've given up six runs and still been in a pretty good mood after the game", Sale said. The lanky left-hander is 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA as he prepares for his 11th start. While he gave up back-to-back dingers in a four-run second to dig a hole, the third inning encapsulates the frustration better. Chicago (24-26) notched its fourth win in the past five games.
That's the same Deven Marrero who had the lowest OPS (.487) in the Triple-A International League last season - and an even lower OPS than that (.389) when he was called up May 5 because the Red Sox were desperate for anyone who could actually catch the ball at third base.
Given the tone and tenor of some White Sox fans on the way the current "rebuild" is going, one might come away thinking a large contingent of fans are hoping for Sale's failure, especially against his old team. The veteran starter was shut down in spring training due to soreness that left his availability for 2017 in question. There also was the weird incident last July when Sale cut up his teammates' throwback jerseys because he didn't want to play in them.
"More so than anything, I just want to let everyone know that I appreciated my time here", Sale said.
And it's not the first time Price has taken a young pitcher under his wing, either. This is where I spent the first six, seven years of my career, so a lot of good memories. I always had a great coaching staff.
Severino (4-2) allowed one run on seven hits with eight strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings.
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The most positive element of Chris Sale's homecoming in Chicago, a 13-7 Red Sox win, is an indication that in the future, he might have a real offense that can hit home runs behind him.
This wasn't the way Chris Sale pictured his return to Chicago.
The only thing the Sox supposedly "won" while Sale was around were two offseasons and nothing else, the highlight Sale's first year in 2012 when they held first place in the AL Central for much of the season before fading at the finish.
Pedroia has a history with wrist injuries, as he underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist during the 2014 season. Price, the 2012 American League Cy Young victor, allowed nine runs (six earned) and 12 hits, struck out eight and walked two in 5 2/3 innings in two rehab starts for Triple-A Pawtucket. He is winless in his past four starts. We talked last night.
Truth be told, I'm not sure it really would've mattered if Price was completely flawless Monday. "Tonight, for me, it was a little embarrassing with my teammates".
"There's nothing like pitching at Fenway Park, and I've even said that as a visiting player", Sale said.
No one was more frustrated by the Sox' failure to win while Sale was a White Sox than Sale himself, whose outlandish cutting of those throwback uniforms was his way of saying marketing mattered more than winning.
"I think you take back those minor league years and you just learn from them".