Chris Sale’s mastery of Yankees continues

TAMPA — It was usually a Grapefruit League game, though Chris Sale treated a Yankees’ lineup like a reversion White Sox jersey on Tuesday night.

The newly-acquired Red Sox ace struck out 10 Yankees in 6 innings during Boston’s 4-2 win over New York. He authorised a two-run homer to impassioned Matt Holliday (fourth of a spring) with dual outs in a sixth.

“Obviously anybody who knows anything about sports knows about Boston and New York,” Sale said. “Even from a outward looking in we can see it, we can clarity a rival expostulate from these teams in a series. So entrance in here personification opposite a Yankees in a night diversion gives it some-more of a regular-season feel.”

Sale owns a career 1.17 ERA opposite a Yankees — a lowest by any pitcher in a final 100 years (min. 50 IP).

“Can we hit on some timber for me?” Sale said, doing so to his locker. “I don’t know because we have had so most success opposite them. That’s a good question. They really run out some good round teams. Sometimes we get lucky, we guess.”

Sale wasn’t endangered about a Yankees saying him before a unchanging deteriorate begins.

“Those guys are going to see me 100 times, so 101 times isn’t going to be that large a deal,” he said.

In a weird occurrence final June, an raging Sale cut adult White Sox reversion uniforms before a start and warranted a five-game cessation from a bar as a result.

The White Sox dealt Sale to a Red Sox during a offseason in sell for cherished prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech. The blockbuster trade stirred Brian Cashman to impute to a Red Sox as a “Warriors of baseball.”


So far, in Brian Cashman’s mind, there are no favorites in a five-man foe for a final dual spots in a Yankees’ rotation.

“I consider a foe is still going on, and maybe this is a form of foe that goes on via (spring training),” Cashman said. “We’ll collect somebody here shortly enough.”

The possibilities embody Luis Severino (5.06 open ERA), Bryan Mitchell (3.86), Adam Warren (3.09), Luis Cessa (7.04) and Chad Green (1.50).

Brian Cashman is nonetheless to discuss any favorites to fill a final dual spots in a Yankees' rotation.

Brian Cashman is nonetheless to discuss any favorites to fill a final dual spots in a Yankees’ rotation.


Warren will make a organisation as possibly a starter or reliever. The rest of a organisation has minor-league options.

Mitchell gave adult dual runs on 7 hits in 4.1 innings opposite Boston’s B squad.

“It was OK,” Joe Girardi pronounced of Mitchell’s outing. “He gave adult some hard-hit balls today. we suspicion he could’ve used his curveball a small bit some-more effectively.”


During a game, Clint Frazier defeated over a wall down a right-field line while posterior a tainted ball. He did not get harm as a result.

“I wasn’t going full speed so we was means to prop myself,” Frazier said. “I landed on a tip of my back. It was a lot some-more seemly than it looked.”


Starting on Mar 30, former Yankee Mark Teixeira will join a Michael Kay Show on ESPN radio each Thursday during 5 p.m.

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