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Chris Sale benefits from the extra rest

Aug 7, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

Chris Sale AP

Chris Sale‘s velocity was down, he had a couple of bad starts and there was talk of the dreaded “dead arm.” But after some extra time off, Sale came roaring back last night. From CSNChicago.com:

After hovering around 90 mph July 27 in Texas, concerns about Sale’s drop in velocity evaporated as the 23-year-old was consistently hurtling his fastball in the 93-95 mph range Monday.

And of course he was effective, allowing two runs on eight hits in eight innings and not walking anyone.

That’s good news for a guy who you sorta have to worry about at this point of the season. After all, he only threw 71 innings as a reliever last season, and already he’s up to 132. The White Sox need him to be effective down the stretch. Here’s hoping the one extended break is enough.

  1. lionsfan415 - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Rush him back and then burn him out please Chi Sox

  2. silversun60 - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Based on that picture it looks like he used the extra time to learn magic.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM

      I was thinking the Crane Kick from the end of Karate Kid. If he has a start against Cobra Kai, they are in for BIG trouble…

  3. sportsdrenched.com - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    not walking anyone

    That’s because if you take a walk on the Royals you get sent back to Omaha.

  4. esracerx46 - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    It took until the first pitch which was I think 94 for me to say hes back. The strike out pitch he got Alex Gordon on was 96. I still kind of wish theyd go for a 6 man rotation but Humber just wasnt cutting it

  5. legacybroken - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    It was the Royals let see how he does against Miggy and the Prince of Motown.

  6. headbanger33 - Aug 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    I thought Koko B. Ware patented that move.

  7. j0ey15 - Aug 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    This guy is fun to watch I just hope he stays healthy and is able to keep up this pace year in and year out

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