Chris Sale Worked Faster Than Any Other Opening Day Starter

(CBS) In an era in which the final minute of NCAA Tournament basketball games take nearly six minutes to complete in real time, in which pass-happy football games average around 3 hours, 10 minutes and the length of a Red Sox-Yankees game nearly requires you to take work off the next day, White Sox starter Chris Sale deserves a hat tip.

Sale worked faster than any other starter on Opening Day, averaging 19.4 seconds between pitches, according to fangraphs.com. Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was second, registering a pace of 19.5 seconds.

Julio Teheran of the Braves was the slowest worker, averaging 24.7 seconds between pitches.

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