Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Chris Sale start shortened due to rain


May 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

If you managed or were able to stay awake Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning you know the Chicago White Sox won by a 2-1 score over the Cleveland Indians.

If you had to sleep before the game was over then you have a nice surprise when you read your White Sox news in the morning.

For the Chicago White Sox (27-27) it was a strange game with the two rain delays, and only getting to use Chris Sale for three innings because of the final rain delay lasted nearly two hours.

Sale pitched outstanding, allowing no runs or hits in the three innings he pitched before the weather was too bad to play.

As I wrote in the game recap in the early morning hours, seeing Sale pitch the way he did against the Indians, and even against the New York Yankees in his two starts since returning from the disabled list was a huge sigh of relief.

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As for the start by Sale, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago wrote the following:

"“The Indians had to feel pretty fortunate as Sale needed only 40 pitches to retire nine of the first 10 batters he faced, including four strikeouts.”"

I’m ready to see what Sale can do in his next start, which will be a must-watch game for not just White Sox fans, but all baseball fans. Sale’s next start is scheduled to be on June 1 at Dodgers Stadium against Clayton Kershaw.

Now that is going to be fun. Maybe by then, a certain first baseman name Jose Abreu could possibly be back in the starting lineup. That is the hope at least.

In other White Sox news:
• The Chicago Tribune wrote about the “play” and “durability” of Alexei Ramirez.

John Danks has been working in more bullpen sessions writes CSN Chicago.

• Here is what the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about Sale’s start on Tuesday.

In AL Central news:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer posted an article about how the best baseball of the Indians is ahead of them.

FanSided’s Puckett’s Pond wrote about a “bizarre” win for the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday.

The Detroit Free Press wrote about how Justin Verlander‘s velocity is down since 2011.

• Kansas City rookie pitcher Yordano Ventura had “discomfort” in his throwing elbow writes the Kansas City Star.

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