The top players of the Cubs and White Sox need to have fearsome walk-up music.
The changeup can make all the difference for Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon.
Sale allowed just one run in six innings Sunday in his season debut.
Chris Sale pitched six solid innings in his return from a foot injury.
Sale is set to face the Twins on Sunday.
Sale struck out 13 and allowed just two hits in six innings.
Sale threw 75 pitches in a simulated game Friday.
Sale will throw either five innings or 75 pitches as he recovers from an ankle injury.
White Sox nation breathed a little easier on Friday when the news of Sale’s bullpen work trickled out of spring training.
No set date has been announced yet for Sale’s return.
Chris Sale is still a ways away from pitching in a game for the White Sox.
If Carlos Rodon is going to slip into the White Sox starting rotation while ace Chris Sale is on the mend, better outings than Wednesday’s will be required.
Recovering from a foot fracture, Sale may be ready for a start on April 12.
Sale revealed an ankle strain was a part of the trauma in the fracture to the top of his foot.
Samardzija started on Opening Day for the Cubs in 2014 and could now do the same for the White Sox this season.
“The door is open” for Carlos Rodon, pitching coach Don Cooper said.
White Sox ace Chris Sale is expected to be out of action for three weeks after suffering an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot in a home accident Friday, according to the Sox.
With renewed pitching depth, the White Sox are feeling really confident.
The White Sox will continue to handle Sale’s workload with the utmost care.
“The kid has a world of talent,” Hahn says of Rodon, the White Sox’s top prospect.