Advertisement
Advertisement

Video: Chris Sale Punches out 300th Batter of 2017

Advertisement

It was since 1999 that a pitcher in the American League has recorded 300 punch outs. That man was Pedro Martinez, on Wednesday evening Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale entered at 287.

After mowing down 12 Baltimore Orioles in 7.2 innings, Sale was one strikeout away from the illustrious No. 300.

With the Orioles’ Ryan Flaherty at the plate, up 2-0, Sale battled back with two straight strikes via a 97 mile per hour fastball and a slider that topped out at 78. The 6-foot-6 southpaw’s fifth pitch was an 84 mile per hour slider that clipped the bottom left part of the zone and froze the Baltimore second baseman for his 13th strikeout of the game and 300th on the season.

The Red Sox went on to win the game 9-0 as Sale picked up his 17th victory of the year.

Sale, who had never struck out more than 274 batters in a season (2015), is just the 35th pitcher in MLB history to reach the milestone.

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Check us out on our socials:   
Twitter: @PTSTNews and @TalkPrimeTime
Facebook Page: Prime Time Sports Talk
Join our Facebook Group: Prime Time Sports Talk 
Instagram: @primetimesportstalk

Advertisement

Share this:

Tim Mayza
Fantasy Football

Blue Jays Pitcher Serves Crazy In-Game Fantasy Football Punishment

Major League Baseball players may be celebrities, but deep down, they’re just like us. Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Tim Mayza finished 4-10 in his team’s fantasy football league this past NFL season. As a result, he served an embarrassing punishment during the Blue Jays’ Spring Training opener on Saturday afternoon.

Read More
NBA All-Star Game
Latest News

Do We Really Need All-Star Games Anymore? 

It is safe to say last weekend’s event re-ignited the long-running criticisms of the NBA All-Star Game, which has historically been an event where most will only play at about half of their usual intensity to let their fellow players shine. Five players cracked the 30-point barrier, and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves scored an eye-popping 50 points.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Browse by Category:
Advertisement
Advertisement

Visit ChiefsBlitz.com for
hard-hitting KC Chiefs coverage.

Advertisement