5/8 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups: SALE DAY

For the first time in what seems like a while, I can comfortably say “Its Sale Day!!”. A rejuvenated Chris Sale looks to help team win the series against the Orioles, and most importantly, help them reach the .500 mark. After the month they had, that plateau is good to hang their hat on and chug forward as the days heat up. Last night having a bullpen day, the staff held it’s own to prevent any big rallies from happening. Brasier gave up two runs, but Barnes nailed the door shut with four outs.

The offense continued to roll as they busted out three homeruns. Most notably was JD Martinez’s 1st inning homerun, that dinger was his 200th career homerun.

Chris Sale takes the mound for the Sox. This Sale is a much different one that was present a month ago, that couldn’t even touch 90 mph. Pitching in his old ballpark, Sale fired off six shutout innings and struck out ten batters. Pretty much everyone agreed “Sale is BACK”. He lowered his ERA to 5.25, and should be able to trim that under the 5.00 mark. Last season Sale faced the Orioles four times, and they pretty much didn’t have an answer for him.

4 starts (2-0, 2.18 ERA)

20.2 innings, 9 Hits, 5 Runs, 0 HRs, 37 Ks, 7 Walks

Andrew Cashner takes the ball for the Orioles. While sporting a 4.71 ERA, Cashner at same time is spotting a spiffy 4-1 record to go with it. Sale cruised through the White Sox lineup… Cashner? Not so much. They got to him for 5 Runs (4 ER) in just four innings of work. He didn’t factor into the decision, but the Orioles lost 7-6.

The last time Cashner faced the Red Sox lineup, he got the Win as he gave up 3 ER in five innings. But I’m sure he knows this lineup tonight, is deadlier than the one he faced a month ago.

First Pitch – 7:05pm ET !!!


Chris Sale — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 18 games (12 starts), 7-2 with a 2.69 ERA. Career at Camden Yards in 11 games (8 starts), 6-1 with a 1.97 ERA.


Baltimore Orioles:

Hanser Alberto – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) 3 Ks

Chris Davis  – 2 for 22 (.091 avg) 2 RBIs, Walk, 9 Ks

Trey Mancini – 7 for 19 (.368 avg) 2 Doubles, Triple, 2 RBIs, Walk, 7 Ks

Richie Martin —–

Renato Nunez – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) RBI, 4 Ks

Joey Rickard – 2 for 16 (.125 avg) Double, Walk, 3 Ks

Rio Ruiz —–

Pedro Severino —–

Dwight Smith Jr. —–

Jonathan Villar – 2 for 12 (.167 avg) 9 Ks

Stevie Wilkerson – 0 for 2, 2 Ks

Austin Wynns – 0 for 3, 3 Ks


Andrew Cashner — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 3 starts, 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA. In those three starts, he has given up 10 Runs (8 ER) off of 12 Hits & 10 Walks in 17 innings of work. He has struck out just eight in that span. Career at Camden Yards in 18 starts, 4-8 with a 4.66 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) Double, 4 Walks, K

Mookie Betts – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) Walk

Xander Bogaerts – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) HR, 4 RBIs, 2 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Walk, K

Michael Chavis —–

Rafael Devers – 0 for 1, Walk

Sandy Leon – 0 for 5, RBI, 2 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 0 for 4, K

Mitch Moreland – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) RBI, K

Eduardo Nunez – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) Double, RBI

Steve Pearce – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) RBI, K

Christian Vazquez – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) HR, 2 RBIs

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