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.
Look at some incredible pitches from the strikeout machines: