Chris Sale Fastest to 200 Strikeouts in AL History

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  1. knightedsoldier5000

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    http://www.espn.com/fantasy/basebal...0723/mlb-fantasy-baseball-daily-notes-july-23

    Once again, Chris Sale's last pitch of a game was as nasty as his first.
    Sale struck out Calhoun to complete a sixth scoreless inning Friday night in the Boston Red Sox's 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. It marked Sale's 200th strikeout of the season in his 20th start, putting the ace lefty in a class with Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez -- Hall of Famers all -- as the only pitchers to fan that many hitters in 20 or fewer starts.

    But Sale's dominance is even more historic. He has reached 200 strikeouts in only 141⅓ innings, fewer than any American League pitcher in a season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Johnson did it in 143 innings in 1995, and Martinez got to 200 in 147 innings in 1999.
     
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    Chris Sale is also the ALL TIME leader in Striekouts / BB !!

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/strikeouts_per_base_on_balls_career.shtml

    Rank
    Player (yrs, age)
    Strikeouts / Base On Balls
    Throws
    1.
    Chris Sale (8, 28)
    5.0490
    L
    2.
    Tommy Bond (10)
    5.0363
    R
    3.
    Stephen Strasburg (8, 28)
    4.5296
    R
    4.
    Curt Schilling (20)
    4.3826
    R
    5.
    Madison Bumgarner (9, 27)
    4.3131
    L
    6.
    Clayton Kershaw (10, 29)
    4.1680
    L
    7.
    Pedro Martinez+ (18)
    4.1500
    R
    8.
    Mariano Rivera (19)
    4.1014
    R
    9.
    Max Scherzer (10, 32)
    4.0488
    R
    10.
    Dan Haren (13)
    4.0260
    R
    11.
    Cliff Lee (13)
    3.9310
    L
    12.
    Jim Whitney (10)
    3.8224
    R
     
  3. angelus

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    As a former White Sox fan you should see (or maybe you should not) what they are attempting to build since they traded Sale. Very sad. It's like they are planning on moving to Havana in the near future. Their roster reads like that of the Chicago Fire these days. All the DWFs on White Sox message boards are euphoric over some guy named Reynaldo now, as they were a couple weeks ago when they brought up the sub-.200 hitting Yoan Moncada and before that when they acquired some guy named Jimenez from the hated Cubs.

    On the bright side I get more things done around my house now that I waste no time watching this team. I honestly don't know how some of the DWFs can get personally invested in an entire team of guys that don't even speak your own language. I could understand if they were the supporting cast but it's embarrassing when I see a DWF wearing a Moncada jersey.

    Gone are the days of the White Sox of Paul Konerko, Mark Buehrle, AJ Pierzynski, Chris Sale, Jim Thome. It's sad, really.
     

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