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Chris Sale seems very much like Chicago’s version of Stephen Strasburg. Both pitchers have two full years of experience and both are being closely monitored by coaches to limit their innings.
Sale has a lot to offer on the mound. He has a 2.37 ERA and a record of 11-3.
Although he just faced a tough 1-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers, for the most part Sale is only allowing one or two runs and pitching for seven to eight innings. Not bad for an fairly new pitcher in the league.
And when Sale strikes them out, he makes sure of it. He’s got a rocket of an arm and has showed amazing capabilities.
The lanky and quiet Sale (again, very reminiscent of Strasburg) is anything but that once he gets on the mound. He's fiercely aggressive and always picking apart his performance.
The White Sox have less depth in the pitching rotation than the Nationals so there’s a little more pressure on Sale to work for a hot streak.
The White Sox will definitely need him to be a solid and consistent pitcher in the rotation to help the team lead their division.
And he will be.
Sale will be a key factor for the White Sox to clinch first place in the AL Central.