The atmosphere is that the evil spirit of injury has attacked Chris Sale (34, Boston Red Sox), the ‘ace of the past’.
Sale started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on the 2nd (Korean time).메이저사이트
However, he did not even finish the fourth inning and went down the mound.
In the 4th inning when the team was trailing 0-1, Sale faced Cincinnati Nick Senzel in the 4th inning with 2nd out and 2nd base.
Then, Boston manager Alex Cora and trainer visited the mound and talked to Sale for a while.
Sale continued pitching again and had a full count match, but eventually sent Senzel out for a walk.
Coach Cora took the mound once again and replaced the pitcher with Justin Garza.
Sale retired after recording only 5 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 3⅔innings. 59 pitches.
Local media such as MLB.com reported that “Sale was judged early due to left shoulder pain.”
At the beginning of the game, he threw a fast ball with a maximum speed of 96 miles per hour (about 154.5 km), but in the 3rd and 4th innings, he analyzed that his speed dropped to the early 90s.
Sale was once considered one of the best pitchers in the major leagues. After entering the big leagues in 2010, he was selected as an All-Star for seven consecutive years from 2012 to 2018. During this period, he posted double-digit wins every time, and in 2018 he led Boston to win the World Series.
However, after signing a five-year, $145 million (approximately 190.21 billion won) extension contract with Boston in 2019, it went downhill.
He took the entire 2020 season off due to elbow surgery, and in 2021, the first year of his return, he appeared in 9 games and went 5-1 with an ERA of 3.16.
Last year, he recorded an average ERA of 3.18 with 2 losses and 1 loss due to rib fractures and finger injuries.
This year, Sale, who opened the season with a healthy body, was harvesting 5 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 4.72 in 10 games.
Seil’s steps, which seemed to stretch his resurrection, were stopped by another injury.