Chris Sale's numbers in recent starts are astounding

Chris Sale's numbers in recent starts are astounding

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Chris Sale's numbers in recent starts are astounding

Red Sox ace Chris Sale is pitching at a level that no other hurler in Major League Baseball is currently at, and he’s virtually unhittable right now.

Sale is the favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award, and with good reason. He’s 11-4, with a 2.08 ERA, and a 0.87 WHIP on the season. But it’s his current form that has really been turning heads. He’s 5-0 in his last seven starts, with a 0.21 ERA. Sale has given up only one earned run, and 21 hits, in 43.1 innings pitched.

The way Sale mixes in his pitches is part of what makes him so effective. Check out this fastball-slider overlay.

It will be interesting to see if Sale can remain in elite form heading into October, when every pitch matters, with the Red Sox looking to make a World Series run.

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