The Red Sox suffered more than a 13-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday. After waiting for what felt like six months ( Actually it was six months ) for Chris Sale to come back from a fractured rib he was forced to exit just his second start with a broken finger. Sale suffered the injury in the bottom of the first when a line drive off the bat of Aaron Hicks struck him on the hand. The Red Sox later announced the injury as a left fifth finger fracture, that’s the pinky boys and girls.
I can’t believe that this just happened to Chris Sale! Devastating for him and the #RedSox – @wbz pic.twitter.com/Nx1KTSvzJg — Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) July 17, 2022
Sale hit the ground immediately after being struck then immediately walked off the field holding up his left hand to show the world a digit that looked more like it belonged to an NFL Center than a baseball teams left handed ace.
Give us a freaking break already. pic.twitter.com/FV5GaDsg2z — Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) July 17, 2022
Sale told reporters he thinks he will “miss six to eight weeks” , ( pull this leg now) “ but he will pitch again this season” His words not mine people.
Chris Sale: “It’s par for the course. Think about it. Think about my timeline. It has just been shit after shit after shit. Just more shit to deal with.” — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 17, 2022
Sale Missed all of 2020 and most of 2021 after undergoing Tommy John , then the Ribcage thing and other “ Assorted Setbacks” hit him before the liner by Hicks in the bottom of the first yesterday afternoon.
Nate Eovaldi tonight. Nick Pivetta tomorrow. Chris Sale on Sunday. Time for the #RedSox to stand-up. Make a statement before the break.#RedSox | #DirtyWater pic.twitter.com/1MiP1X2lsp — Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) July 15, 2022
The Sox rotation is in shambles.
Nate Eovaldi just returned after missing more than a month but, Rich Hill – Michael Wacha – Josh Winckoqwski and Connor Seabold are all on the DL. Now any normal thinking “ Chief Baseball Officer “ would be beating the bushes from viable arms to bolster this rotation. Does anyone here think The Bloomin CBO will be doing any of that ? Nah me either.
Chris Sale's hand all wrapped up with a splint in the dugout #RedSox #WBZ pic.twitter.com/sgtm7Ar2Al — Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) July 17, 2022
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