The White Sox lefty ace has been incredible recently, striking out batters at a ridiculous rate.
While Carlos Correa may have garnered some of the attention during the Astros-White Sox game, nobody forgot that Chris Sale was on the mound. Sale, who has progressed into one of the MLB’s top pitchers, has been on a roll recently, allowing only one run in his past 22.2 innings of work. Almost more impressively, he has recorded 10+ strikeouts in five of his past six starts, with a season-high 14 punch-outs yesterday. He went eight strong innings, allowing just one run over the game and lowering his season ERA to 3.04.
The lefty has dominated the scene as of late with his ability to control and command the strike zone, along with his just straight-up nasty arsenal of pitches. Many of his pitches start off the plate but come speeding in for strikes or start on the plate and dive violently into the dirt. Batters have not been able to figure him out as of late, and he is climbing up the strikeouts leaderboard.
Here is a collection of some of his best pitches: