MIAMI – Similar recreation, similar league, similar beginning pitcher. Solely this time he’ll be sporting a jersey with extra pink than black in 2017.
Former White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, now with the Boston Pink Sox, was tabbed because the starter for the American League All-Star Group on Monday afternoon by supervisor Brad Mills of the Indians. He’ll be on the mound to start out issues off on Tuesday night time at Marlins Park in Miami for the 88th Midsummer Basic.
It’s the second-straight season that the left-hander will begin the All-Star Recreation doing so within the 2016 recreation in San Diego as a member of the White Sox. Sale was traded away within the offseason as a part of the staff’s effort to rebuild the roster with younger expertise.
The six-time All-Star is having fun with one of many best seasons of his profession in Boston, posting an eleven-four document with a 2.seventy five ERA and 178 strikeouts. He’ll be opposed on the mound by the Nationals’ Matt Scherzer, who’s 10-5 with a 2.10 ERA and 173 strikeouts.
Cubs supervisor Joe Maddon picked Scherzer because the starter however he gained’t have to fret a lot about discovering enjoying time for members of his workforce. Solely nearer Wade Davis was elected to the All-Star Recreation in 2017 after the Cubs’ sub-par first half of the season. In the meantime Sale’s former workforce, the White Sox, is represented by outfielder Avisail Garcia.