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Rongey: Sale Shows Won-Loss Record Means Little

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Chris Sale. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Chris Sale. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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By Chris Rongey-

Chris Sale. That poor guy.

If you ever needed to see a standard for the win-loss record of a pitcher meaning very little, take a look at what Sale has done this season.

Through Sunday, he’s 5-7 on the year despite the fact that he has an ERA near the top 10 of all pitchers who have started games in the American League this season. And there have been more than 120 of those.

That’s pretty good.

What’s unnerving is that he hasn’t been credited with a win since May 17. One of the 5 “losses” of Sale’s since then was a game in which he punched out 14 and allowed zero earned runs.

For the rest of Rongey’s column from the Daily Herald, please click here.

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