Chris Sale faces Reds, attempting to end Red Sox’s skid

boston red sox As they have been receiving from Chris Sale recently. The left-handed batsman now gets a chance to end the team’s three-match losing streak when he starts against the visiting team. Cincinnati Reds Thursday night

Sale, an All-Star every year from 2012 to 2018, has battled injuries during the last three seasons, which limited him to 48 1/3 innings on the mound during that stretch, but he’s been able to make . Looking like his former self during. … He went 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA in those five starts, striking out 35 and walking four in 32 1/3 innings.

“I feel like I’m headed in a good direction,” Sale said after his latest start, when he pitched five one-run innings during a 7-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. “It’s taken me a long time to feel like I’m over a mountain and all, and I still have a lot of work to do.”

Sale (5–2, 4.72 ERA) had an 11.25 ERA after his first three starts of the season, and he allowed 25 baserunners in 12 innings. red Sox Manager Alex Cora said Sale had altered his delivery before facing the Baltimore Orioles in his fifth start of the season on April 24.

Thursday will be Sale’s first career appearance against Cincinnati.

“I’m going out there and having fun again — and not throwing every pitch with three years of hate,” Sale told USA Today. “I’m going in there with the attitude that today is a new day. Take it as it is. Appreciate it, because I’m sure it can be overcome.”

Will take the mound for Hunter Green (1-4, 4.18 ERA) redswho have won the first two games of the three-match series and are on a five-game winning streak

The 23-year-old right-hander pitched brilliantly in his latest outing when he didn’t allow a hit in six innings. reds Beat the Chicago Cubs 9-0 on Friday. he scored 11 runs and scored two

Green has red Sox – To the day a year ago. He took the loss after giving up four runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings as Boston won 7–1. Green struck out seven and did not allow a run in the first three innings of that game, but red Sox followed that up by scoring four times in the fourth

reds hung to defeat red Sox 9-8 on Tuesday, then rallied from a 3-1 deficit to dominate 5-4 on Wednesday

Cincinnati manager David Bell called the win a team effort on Wednesday, but he singled out reliever Buck Farmer, who earned his first save of the year by pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Bell said, “Everybody (got) into the game who was available, and Buck Farmer stepped up.” “(Closer) Alexis Diaz needed a day off. He’s pitching too much. Buck stepped right in and showed what kind of pitcher he was. That’s how it ended, but great batting all night , good defensive plays (and) Luke Weaver with a good start.”

– Field Level Media

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