Chris Sale certainly had one way to put it following his performance in Wednesday's Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. "I was good for five and...
Is Chris Sale able to pitch again in the ALCS against the Astros? The Red Sox starter gave an emphatic answer after his Game 5 loss.
Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale had his best outing in a long time Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to stop the Houston Astros from taking a 3-2 lead in the American League Championship Series."I was good for five, then I sucked for one ... I left my nuts out on that mound tonight. That's for damn sure," Sale said following Houston's Game 5 victory, according to MassLive's Chris Cotillo.The 32-year-old struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings and got out of some tough jams, looking like the pitcher of old who averaged 237 strikeouts per season from 2012-19 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2020. Chris Sale gets out of a jam and is FIRED UP. pic.twitter.com/M5cTo1A1EQ MLB (@MLB) October 20, 2021 Although the outing was one of Sale's best since returning from surgery in mid-August, he didn't have an answer for Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez. The slugger recorded three hits, three RBIs, and a home run off Boston's ace, chasing him from the game in the sixth inning. Yordan strikes again! He has driven in all 3 for the @Astros! pic.twitter.com/1DOuJIA8SG MLB (@MLB) October 20, 2021 Houston scored six additional runs following Sale's exit in a 9-1 victory."He's Chris Sale. He's a lefty. He's made a living getting lefties out," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said about the possibility of using someone other than Sale against Alvarez in the sixth, according to the Providence Journal's Bill Koch. "You've got to tip your hat to the guy."The Astros now have a chance to end Boston's season in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park on Friday.Sale said he'll throw in both Games 6 and 7 if that's what it takes for the Red Sox to keep their season alive."I'll pitch tomorrow if I have to," he said, according to NBC Sports Boston. "I've got nothing else going on for the next six months. It's all hands on deck."Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
The Red Sox offense spoiled a solid outing from Chris Sale as the Astros won Game 5 of the ALCS and put Boston on the brink of elimination.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale let out plenty of emotion after striking out Astros slugger Kyle Tucker to get out of a jam in Game 5 of the ALCS.