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|Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 02:25 am||
|Another dominant day at the office for Chris Sale resulted in another loss for the Boston Red Sox left-hander, who just can't seem to get any kind of run support from his teammates, who failed to record a run in a 3-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Sale joined exclusive company during the contest when he became just the fourth Red Sox pitcher in history to strike out at least 10 hitters in four consecutive starts, according to MLB Stat of the Day.
Sale joined Pedro Martinez, Jon Lester, and Roger Clemens in the Red Sox records books.
Despite striking out 45 batters in his last four starts and owning a 1.19 ERA overall, the 28-year-old has only amassed a 1-2 record thanks to meager production from what is supposed to be an offensively gifted Red Sox lineup.
The Red Sox have given Sale a total of three runs of support, but the southpaw isn't pointing the finger at anyone but himself after Thursday's loss. "The only frustration is toward myself ... I've got to be better," he told reporters, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.
"The moral of the story is I just got flat-out outpitched. That's it," he later added when speaking with WEEI.com's John Tomase.
The Red Sox have scored 4.25 runs per game in non-Sale starts this season, but have struggled to put runs on the board over the past week, scoring 13 runs since April 20, six of which came last Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.
"It's a week. I don't want to say this is what our club is," manager John Farrell told Britton of the Red Sox lack of production.
Sale's 52 strikeouts leads all of baseball, while his lone win ranks him in a tie for 42nd place in the American League.