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Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2017
Austin Maddox Is FenwayNation's 'Under Radar' Award Winner

Austin Maddox Is FenwayNation's 'Under Radar' Award Winner

The Editors of FenwayNation have named Red Sox relief pitcher Austin Maddox as their 2017 'Under The Radar' Award recipient—for under-recognized contributions to the team. The 26-year old right-hander was stellar when utilized out of the Red Sox bullpen—posting a 0.52 ERA over 17.1 innings of work. Maddox walked just two batters and struck out 14 in the 13 games he worked in. The 6'2", 220-pounder delivered a WHIP of 0.87 and held opposing batters to a .200 average. His strikeout-to-walk ration (7.00) was third best on the 2017 team—trailing only Craig Kimbrel (9.00) and Chris Sale...
Fenway Nation Oct 16, 2017
Chris Sale Named FenwayNation's 2017 Player O' Year

Chris Sale Named FenwayNation's 2017 Player O' Year

Clearly, 2017 was a disappointing season for the Red Sox and their fans. While the team shored up its starting pitching, the power vacuum left by the departure of David Ortiz was just too much to overcome. Nevertheless, winning the American League East was significant—and many players contributed to that achievement. Mookie Betts suffered a drop in average, but still posted an .803 OPS—along with 24 HRs and 102 RBIs. Andrew Benintendi delivered a solid rookie campaign—hitting .271, with 20 HRs and 90 RBIs. And, Dustin Pedroia battled through injuries to lead team regulars in hitting at...
Over the Monster Oct 10, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, John Farrell, Rafael Devers

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, John Farrell, Rafael Devers

Chris Sale gave it everything he had and now John Farrell’s future is in doubt but the Red Sox still have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about their own. Chris Sale gave a valiant effort in game four of the ALDS, but it just wasn’t enough. (Jen McCaffrey; MassLive) The fact that Sale pitched in relief and for so many innings is going to cause a lot of “what if” conversations this winter. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) With another early exit in the playoffs, some are calling for a change in management. (Jon Heyman; FanRag Sports) But maybe its someone higher up that should be...
Sports Illustrated Oct 9, 2017

Justin Verlander Outduels Chris Sale in Relief Pitching Battle

Justin Verlander outdueled Chris Sale in a relief pitching battle that powered the Astros to the ALCS.
Fenway Nation Oct 9, 2017
Red Sox Season Ends In Wild Game Four Loss, 5-4

Red Sox Season Ends In Wild Game Four Loss, 5-4

It was looking good. Chris Sale was buzzing along in four plus innings of relief. Andrew Benintendi gave Boston a 3-2 lead with a two-run blast off a first-time ever relieving Justin Verlander. But the magic ran out as the Astros first tied, then went ahead by two on Sale and an extremely ineffective Craig Kimbrel. Down 5-3 in the ninth, 20-year-old rookie Rafael Devers laced a shot to left-center which caromed into an inside-the-park HR. Now, it was 5-4. Alas, the comeback ended right there, with Dustin Pedroia (sadly) ending things on a ground out in the 5-4 loss. In the final analysis,...
Over the Monster Oct 9, 2017
Red Sox 4, Astros 5: Red Sox end their season in heartbreaking fashion

Red Sox 4, Astros 5: Red Sox end their season in heartbreaking fashion

And just like that, it’s all over. What a game, and what a heartbreaking way for the season to end. In many ways, this season-ending contest was a microcosm of the Red Sox season. Rick Porcello was counted upon and didn’t do the job, though he was somehow better than he seemed. Chris Sale was incredible for the first part of his outing, but the Red Sox probably leaned a little too hard on him and he gave up a back-breaking home run. The offense had some chances to take control of the game early but Boston’s lineup couldn’t come through with the big hit in the first third of the...
Larry Brown Sports Oct 6, 2017

Red Sox not ruling Chris Sale out for Game 4

The Boston Red Sox are not ruling out Chris Sale from pitching Game 4 of the ALDS if the situation arises. Sale was shelled by Houston in Game 1 of the series and allowed seven runs on nine hits in five-plus innings as his Sox lost 8-2 to the Astros. Drew Pomeranz started Game 2...Read More
Over the Monster Oct 6, 2017
Drew Pomeranz has been surprising us all year

Drew Pomeranz has been surprising us all year

The Red Sox hope that continues on Friday It’s hard not to feel like the Red Sox are in a really bad position after the first game of the ALDS against the Astros. Of course, it’s just one loss and while winning three of the next four against this incredibly talented Houston team is going to be tough, it’s far from impossible. Still, with the amount of things that went wrong in Game One — Eduardo Nuñez’ injury, Chris Sale’s performance, John Farrell’s awful managing, the offense disappearing for seven of the nine innings, etc — it certainly felt like it was more than a...
South Side Sox Oct 6, 2017
Chris Sale fades into the postseason

Chris Sale fades into the postseason

September struggles carry into October, leading to disappointing playoff debut Chris Sale waited seven years for his first taste of postseason baseball. Now he has to wait for a chance to erase the aftertaste. By game score, it was tied for the second-worst start by a Red Sox pitcher in the franchise’s postseason. Sale can thank the White Sox for rocking Matt Clement hard enough in Game 1 of the 2005 ALDS, which made Clement one point worse. The line: 5+ IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 3 HR The signatures: Back-to-back homers in the first inning, a second one by Jose Altuve, and failing...
Over the Monster Oct 6, 2017
John Farrell’s Game One performance does not bode well

John Farrell’s Game One performance does not bode well

It was a bad day for the manager Just about everything about Game One between the Red Sox and Astros was terrible from a Boston perspective. There were a few bright spots if you really squint, but this is a hugely discouraging way to start the series. The number one concern coming out of this game is and should be Chris Sale, who the Red Sox were counting on for a big start on long rest. Instead, he struggled with his command, his stuff looked flatter than usual and it let to a slugfest for the Astros. In addition to that, the offense looked solid for a couple of innings but didn’t do...
Over the Monster Oct 6, 2017
Chris Young to replace Eduardo Nuñez on Red Sox ALDS roster

Chris Young to replace Eduardo Nuñez on Red Sox ALDS roster

The infielder’s knee clearly wasn’t ready Before Chris Sale got started in his massively disappointing outing on Thursday, the Red Sox had already gotten off to a tough start in that game. Not only did they go down in an unthreatening 1-2-3 first, but they also lost Eduardo Nuñez to an injury that looked really bad. The infielder, of course, had battled knee injuries throughout the final month of the season and his first attempt at a comeback resulted in a quick re-aggravation. Once again, they rushed him back for this series and in his first at bat of the game his knee gave out to the...
Over the Monster Oct 6, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Chris Sale, Chris Young

Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Chris Sale, Chris Young

Help us, Drew. You’re our only hope. Plus reaction to the fallout of game one. After a disastrous game one, the Red Sox need Drew Pomeranz to step up in a major way. (Jen McCaffrey; MassLive) Yesterday was supposed to be a pitching duel, but Chris Sale didn’t hold up his end of the bargain. (Nicole Yang; Boston.com) While I’m not ready to bury him after one start, Sale is the most recent Red Sox ace to struggle in the postseason. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) On top of the bad pitching, the Red Sox lost Eduardo Nunez to an injury. Chris Young will replace him. (Peter Abraham;...
Outside Pitch Oct 6, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Chris Sale struggles in first postseason appearance

Chris Sale was dominant for the Boston Red Sox for most of the season. Due to that, it was easy for fans to be excited about his first career postseason appearance. The pitcher struggled for most of the night though, and left with a miserable stat line. Is this a sign of things to come, or just […] The post Boston Red Sox: Chris Sale struggles in first postseason appearance appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Larry Brown Sports Oct 5, 2017

Chris Sale on Game 1 performance: Bad time to ‘suck’

Chris Sale accepted responsibility for his performance during Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Astros and Red Sox. Sale made his postseason debut on Thursday and it was one he will surely want to forget. In five innings, Sale allowed nine hits and seven runs. He also surrendered three home runs,...Read More
Sports Illustrated Oct 5, 2017

Astros Crush Chris Sale En Route to Game 1 Win Against Red Sox

Jose Altuve led the Astros' barrage against Red Sox ace Chris Sale in a Game 1 Houston win.

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