Hands down the most exciting game of the year. The pace was lightning quick to a tune of 1 hour and 54 minutes with Sale and Buehrle cruising all night. The crowd was electric. Sale ended up bettering Buehrle, though Buehrle’s runs were all unearned, and the Sox Won their 5th game in 6 attempts.
There is no other choice in my opinion for who should start the All Star Game after tonight. Sale is in the midst of one of the most dominant 10 start stretches in baseball history. Ned Yost has a chance to go back to the World Series again this year, and if he were smart, he’d start the pitcher that gives the AL the best shot to win the game. That is Chris Sale, with all due respect to Archer and Gray. Chris Sale is the best pitcher in baseball. 98 miles per hour, on the fists, after 105 pitches is flat out absurd.
This is 4th time he’ll be an All Star in his three and a half seasons as a starting pitcher. I expect nothing less than double the appearances too by the time it’s all set and done with a few Cy Youngs mixed in as well. I cannot wait to watch him bend the NL over a handrail on July 14th. Viva la Sale!