The Red Sox fought off elimination today with a 10-3 win over the Houston Astros.
David Price delivered four dominant innings out of the bullpen, grabbing the win in Game 3. The Red Sox took advantage of timely hitting and backed up a poor outing by starter Doug Fister.
According to the rotation schedule, we should see Rick Porcello, or Eduardo Rodriguez in Game 4.
In the offseason, Dave Dombrowski went out and acquired Chris Sale for Michael Kopech and Yoan Moncada. A large return for a big time pitcher. Throughout the season, Chris Sale has been fantastic. Yes, he struggled down the stretch, but he has been everything Boston could have hoped for.
In Game 1, the lefty was torched early by the Astros potent lineup, but don’t count on it to happen twice. John Farrell has said that Sale may be available, but there is no doubt that Red Sox fans want to see Chris Sale toe the rubber with the season on the line.
Historically, Chris Sale has hardly thrown on short rest, but October is when legends are born. The Red Sox ace has only thrown on three days rest once, giving up three runs in 5 innings, but this time is different. We saw Madison Bumgarner lead the Giants to a World Series throwing in nearly any situation. The Red Sox need that out of their ace.
Before the postseason started, Chris Sale said he would “throw until his arm fell off.”
Sale has the mentality of someone you want to throw in this situation, so Farrell, let Sale empty the tank in Game 4.
Chris Sale: “3 days rest, I’m in.” he says, he’s ready to throw until his arm falls off.
— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) October 4, 2017
Fenway will be rocking and Chris Sale will find redemption if given the opportunity.