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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chris Sale update: Red Sox ace released from hospital, set to rejoin team before ALCS Game 3

Are we sure this isn’t the jerseys getting their revenge?

QLE Posted: October 16, 2018 at 06:44 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, hospital, stomach

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How Alex Cora earned the Red Sox’s trust—and how he repaid it as they ended the Yankees’ season

NEW YORK – Long before he led the Boston Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories, before he drubbed the New York Yankees by managing a near-perfect postseason series, before the American League Championship Series beckoned and a World Series berth stood four victories away, Alex Cora needed a favor.

When he called Rick Porcello and Chris Sale in January, they were glad to hear from him. Over the previous two months, as he prepared to drop into the snake pit that is the Red Sox manager’s office, Cora had traversed the country, meeting with players, soliciting their advice, listening to their grievances, cautioning them of his plans. Not long ago, Cora had been a player, which meant he understood the dynamics of the modern clubhouse. He also recognized that every new job comes with blind spots, and he took pains to seek them out and confront them, because the best managers in baseball aren’t considered as such purely out of tactical genius or personal affinity but the quality that bridges the two: trust.

Cora knew that the manager could serve as the fulcrum for a clubhouse of 25 men, with diverse backgrounds and differing personalities, so long as he offered his unwavering support. Now, though, he needed them to be here for him, for his homeland. So he asked Porcello and Sale, two of the Red Sox’s veterans and leaders, to join him on a goodwill trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

For those interested in the interpersonal side of managing, an account of these relationships in action.

 

QLE Posted: October 10, 2018 at 11:40 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, chris sale, puerto rico, red sox, rick porcello

Chris Sale to Red Sox doubters: ‘Keep comin’ with it’

NEW YORK — Chris Sale does not mind if you doubt, have doubted, or intend to doubt the 2018 Red Sox.

After 13 pitches in a perfect eighth-inning appearance on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the ALDS, Sale was asked about the level of respect the Sox received leading into and during the series. The Sox finished off the Yanks with two consecutive wins in New York, the last one a 4-3 victory on Tuesday.

“We’re here now. Doesn’t matter. Anybody outside of this clubhouse can say whatever they want,” Sale said during the champagne celebration. “We know who we are and we know what we can do. Comes with the business, You know? It’s the nature of the beast. It is what it is.

 

 

QLE Posted: October 10, 2018 at 06:11 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, hubris, red soxs

Saturday, October 06, 2018

MLB playoffs: Chris Sale’s velocity rebounds as he gives Red Sox their longest playoff start in five years

The Boston Red Sox started their American League Division Series against the New York Yankees on Friday night by sending ace Chris Sale to the mound. The question with Sale was where would his velocity. For at least a night, he seemed to put those concerns to rest.

Sale completed 5 1/3 innings, holding the Yankees to five hits and two runs in a 5-4 victory. He did strike out eight while averaging 94.6 mph on his fastball. He topped out at 97 mph and his final pitch, No. 93, clocked in around 96, per Statcast.

Chalk those up as positive signs considering Sale’s velocity had dipped from 96 mph in his first September start all the way down to 90 mph in his final regular-season appearance. This from a pitcher who averaged 95.3 mph on his heater overall.

If the Red Sox bullpen is on the level that they were in this game, it may be in the interest of the Red Sox to use their starters as if they’re Bob Gibson….

QLE Posted: October 06, 2018 at 06:59 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, pitching, red sox

Friday, September 28, 2018

Chris Sale plan still makes sense as he searches for mechanics, velocity | NBC Sports Boston

His last start was not encouraging.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 28, 2018 at 05:59 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, red sox

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sale placed on DL with shoulder inflammation

The Red Sox placed ace Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday (retroactive to Saturday) with mild left shoulder inflammation and recalled right-hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Sale was originally set to start Thursday vs. the Yankees, but instead Brian Johnson will take the ball when the American League East rivals square off at Fenway Park.

This kinda feels like a move that’s just meant to give Sale some extra rest.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 31, 2018 at 06:47 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, disabled list, red sox

 

 

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