Chris Sale Joins Pedro Martinez in Strikeout Record Book

The White Sox ace has now struck out at least 10 batters in eight straight games.

White Sox lefty Chris Sale has become a member of a short list in the record books, joining Pedro Martinez as the only two pitchers to strike out 10+ batters in eight straight games. In a 2-1 win over the MLB-best Cardinals, Sale struck out 12 over eight innings, allowing just one run. However, very typical of his season, he ended up with a no decision, as the White Sox struggled to score.

 

The Southpaw from the South Side leads the MLB with 141 strikeouts and possesses a scant 2.87 ERA. His record of 6-4 is hardly indicative of what he’s accomplished so far, as he has been utterly dominant in making batters swing and miss. Sale has been a lone highlight on the White Sox and should be a lock for the upcoming All Star Game.

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