‘Tommy John surgery → fracture injury’ Unlucky ace, 2K scoreless return in 2 innings of demonstration game
Boston Red Sox Chris Sale (34) showed a good pitch in his first appearance in the exhibition game.
Sale started in an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers held at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, USA on the 7th (hereinafter Korean time) and made a good pitching with 2 hits and 2 strikeouts in 2 innings.
On the mound in the first inning, Sale was hit by leading batter Matt Bearing. However, he later ended the inning without conceding by catching Riley Green, Javier Baes, and Eric Haase in succession.
Sale caught Tyler Nevin and Kerry Carpenter in the second inning and quickly posted two out counts. He allowed a hit to Jack Short, but finished the inning without a run by handling Nick Mayton directly on a ground ball by the pitcher.
In the third inning, with Boston leading 4-0, Sale finished the mound by replacing Ryan Brazer. Boston won 7-1.메이저놀이터
Sale, who recorded 114 wins and 75 losses with a 3.03 ERA in 323 major league games (1678 innings), reigned as one of the best aces in the major leagues, including 308 strikeouts in 2017. However, in the past three years, he has struggled with injuries such as undergoing Tommy John surgery and only appeared in 11 games.
Sale, who suffered a fractured pinky finger in a game against the Yankees on July 18 of last year, suffered a fractured wrist while riding a bicycle and ended the season as it was. His performance last season was only 2 games (5⅔ innings) and 1 loss with an earned run average of 3.18. Afterwards, Sale, who devoted himself to his rehabilitation, raised expectations by successfully completing his first exhibition match.