Chris Sale is snakebit

by Bill Chuck on June 26, 2013

White Sox ace Chris Sale has a 2.75 ERA, .956 WHIP, 104 strikeouts in 98.1 IP…and incredibly, a 5-6 record.

In June, Sale has pitched five games with a 3.15 ERA, a 1.019 WHIP, 43 strikeouts in 34.1 IP, held batters to a .213 BAA…and incredibly is 0-4.

He almost got the win last night but “an idiot” blew it for him. The Sox ended up winning 5-4 but Sale entered the game getting an average of 2.69 run support when Sale he started this season, the lowest run support average in the majors. He’s now up to 2.95.

Chris Sale now has three games with 12+ K this season, tied for the most games with 12+ K in a single season in White Sox history.

But, he’s 1-1-1 in those starts:

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
1 2013-06-14 CHW HOU L 1-2 CG 8 ,L 8.0 6 2 0 1 14 0 124 85
2 2013-06-25 CHW NYM W 5-4 GS-8 8.0 4 3 3 2 13 1 110 78
3 2013-05-17 CHW LAA W 3-0 GS-8 ,W 7.2 3 0 0 3 12 0 113 79
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Generated 6/26/2013.

But that record is better than Javier Vazquez, whose single season record Sale tied

Rk Player Year # W L W-L% ERA GS CG IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP
1 Javier Vazquez 2006 3 Ind. Games 1 2 .333 4.03 3 0 22.1 15 10 3 5 37 0.90
2 Chris Sale 2013 3 Ind. Games 1 1 .500 1.14 3 1 23.2 13 3 1 6 39 0.80
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Generated 6/26/2013.

Sale also has five career games with 12+ K, one shy of the most in White Sox history.

Rk Player # W L W-L% ERA CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP
1 Juan Pizarro 6 4 0 1.000 0.65 4 2 55.0 29 4 1 13 78 0.76
2 Chris Sale 5 3 1 .750 1.16 1 0 38.2 19 5 2 9 67 0.72
3 Javier Vazquez 4 2 2 .500 3.56 0 0 30.1 20 12 4 5 50 0.82
4 Billy Pierce 4 1 2 .333 1.70 3 2 37.0 32 7 3 6 48 1.03
5 Jason Bere 4 4 0 1.000 1.16 0 0 31.0 16 4 0 11 53 0.87
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Generated 6/26/2013.
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