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Fantasy Update

Apr 27, 2017
numberFire
With Chris Sale showing flashes of his past dominance, is he worth the lofty price tag on Thursday's main slate?
Apr 25, 2017
CBS Sports Fantasy Football
Credit Chicago's bullpen and defense for their great pitching start
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago
Why Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka had Chris Sale-sized chip on his shoulder

Why Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka had Chris Sale-sized chip on his shoulder

Tanaka dominated with a complete-game shutout over the Red Sox on Thursday
Over the Monster 14 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Carson Smith, Drew Pomeranz, Jon Lester

Daily Red Sox Links: Carson Smith, Drew Pomeranz, Jon Lester

Aside from harping on the lack of offensive punch recently, we catch up with Carson Smith’s delayed return, Drew Pomeranz’s 2016 and old friend Jon Lester. After another miserable offensive showing, maybe the Red Sox are missing David Ortiz more than they thought they would. (Scott Lauber; ESPN) What’s worse is the Sox are wasting wonderfully pitched games by Chris Sale by failing to get anything going offensively. That has to change. (Jeff Jacobs; Hartford Courant) I mean, come on! Get the man some runs already! (Jen McCaffrey; MassLive) Can the Sox do that without being a team that...
The Republican 15 hours ago
Chris Sale has a 1.19 ERA through five starts with Red Sox, but has received four runs of support from offense

Chris Sale has a 1.19 ERA through five starts with Red Sox, but has received four runs of support from offense

Chris Sale has a 1.19 ERA and 52 strikeouts in five starts but not much to show for it.
New York Post 18 hours ago
Who knew Chris Sale would be Matt Holliday’s slump buster?

Who knew Chris Sale would be Matt Holliday’s slump buster?

BOSTON — Matt Holliday’s first few weeks with the Yankees haven’t exactly gone according to plan. All it took for him to heat up offensively was a night against one of the top pitchers in the game. The designated hitter, who entered the Yankees’ 3-0 win over the Red Sox in a 2-for-27 slump, had...
New York Post 19 hours ago
Chris Sale won’t throw feeble Red Sox lineup under bus

Chris Sale won’t throw feeble Red Sox lineup under bus

BOSTON — Chris Sale played the part of Yankee-killer once again Thursday night in every way but one: He took the loss. The Red Sox lefty dazzled the Yankees for much of the first eight innings at Fenway Park, but faltered in the ninth in a 3-0 Yankee victory. Afterward, he refused to blame a...
Outside Pitch 19 hours ago

Does the Boston Red Sox offense have a problem with Chris Sale?

Chris Sale has somehow surpassed what was expected of him in his first few starts with the Boston Red Sox. He’s striking players out at a dangerous clip, barely allowing runs, and rarely allowing base runners. The left-hander has a losing record (1-2) on the year though. While he’s not pointing fingers, I will. It’s the […] The post Does the Boston Red Sox offense have a problem with Chris Sale? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Fenway Nation 23 hours ago
Lock Up The Scissors: Sox 'Fail Sale' Again, Lose, 3-0

Lock Up The Scissors: Sox 'Fail Sale' Again, Lose, 3-0

(AP Photo)The Raiders Of The Lost Offense are back again. Shut out in three of their last seven games, the Red Sox cannot convert high OPB and batting averages into runs—thus, they are on the verge of being a .500 ball club (11-10 as of tonight's 3-0 shutout loss). Boston mustered just three hits, while their ace pitched his heart out. Chris Sale went eight innings, giving up just two earned runs on six hits—while striking out ten and walking none. The slim lefty's ERA is 1.19, yet he is 1-2. This team that was supposed to contend is barely ahead of the pathetic Rays. Look for some...
New York Daily News Apr 27, 2017
Masahiro Tanaka throws shutout as Yankees beat Chris Sale

Masahiro Tanaka throws shutout as Yankees beat Chris Sale

What an early-season statement by the Yankees against the "Warriors of Baseball."
Over the Monster Apr 27, 2017
Red Sox 0, Yankees 3: My kingdom for some damn runs

Red Sox 0, Yankees 3: My kingdom for some damn runs

This is just the worst. Well that sucked. I don’t need to write more than that, right? You don’t really want to relive that game, do you? Ugh. Fine. It was the same old story of every other Chris Sale start. Do you want to start with the good or the bad? The bad? Fine. The Red Sox offense was completely and utterly punchless. Again. Now, it’d be easy to say that Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t even that good tonight since he only had three strikeouts. That would be selling the Yankees ace short. Tanaka had incredible command all night long, hitting his spots and not leaving any pitches in...
The Republican Apr 27, 2017
Chris Sale pitches into 9th, strikes out 10 but Boston Red Sox fall to New York Yankees again

Chris Sale pitches into 9th, strikes out 10 but Boston Red Sox fall to New York Yankees again

The Red Sox offense has given Chris Sale virtually zero run support. Boston has scored four runs in the 37 2/3 innings Sale has been on the mound this season.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 27, 2017

Yankees 3, Red Sox 0: Will the Red Sox please please pretty please score a run for Chris Sale?

One day, the Red Sox will score a run for Chris Sale. And when they do, that day will be glorious. But until that day comes, we’re left with nights like Thursday, when Sale was nearly perfect until the ninth and it didn’t matter, because the Red Sox offense turned Masahiro Tanaka into . . […]
Over the Monster Apr 27, 2017
Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Can Dustin Pedroia’s return help the Sox score for Chris Sale?

Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Can Dustin Pedroia’s return help the Sox score for Chris Sale?

The lineup is basically at full strength for tonight’s showdown with the bad guys. It’s the most wonderful day of the week for the Red Sox, as Chris Sale takes the mound against the Yankees (7:10 p.m., NESN) for the first time since his 8 inning, 13-K performance last week against the Blue Jays... and Dustin Pedroia doesn’t want to miss it. Pedey returns to game action for the first time since the slide heard ‘round the world, and hopefully his return to the lineup will spark an offense that’s scuffling, albeit mostly only against good pitchers. With that said, things aren’t...
River Ave. Blues Apr 27, 2017

How to handle Chris Sale’s dominance of the Yankees

On Thursday, the Yankees get their first crack at Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale. However, there’s a fair amount of familiarity between Sale and the Yankees. If you’re not familiar with the numbers, they’re gaudy, to say the least. In 53 1/3 innings against the Yankees, Sale has surrendered just 32 hits, 12 walks […] The post How to handle Chris Sale’s dominance of the Yankees appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
The Republican Apr 27, 2017
Dustin Pedroia returns to Boston Red Sox lineup; Chris Sale tries to continue dominance vs. Yankees

Dustin Pedroia returns to Boston Red Sox lineup; Chris Sale tries to continue dominance vs. Yankees

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia has been dealing with left knee and ankle soreness after being spiked by Baltimore Orioles slugger Manny Machado on Friday.
Over the Monster Apr 27, 2017
Chris Sale is mixing things up and it’s totally unfair

Chris Sale is mixing things up and it’s totally unfair

Chris Sale is amazing in every way. Today is Chris Sale Day, which is the best day of the week every week. For as frustrating as the Red Sox have been for a large chunk of this early season, we always have Sale Day to fall back on. It’s like Pretzel Day, except instead of once a year it’s roughly once a week. To say that Sale has been amazing through his first four starts in a Red Sox uniform would be an understatement. He’s currently pitched to a 0.91 ERA, a 1.07 FIP and a 0.88 DRA. Simply put, he’s been the best pitcher in baseball and about as dominant as a pitcher can be....

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