After leaving the game, Sale is seen in a video trashing the clubhouse of Triple-A Worcester.
The clip was posted on Twitter by Alysha Palumbo of NBC10 in Boston. In the video, Sale is seen ripping what appears to be a television off the wall. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Joe McDonald reports that “For the record the TV has been broken for over a month.” Still, probably not the smartest thing since Sale has been on the injured list since spring training with a broken rib. And remember, Sale also missed the 2020 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
What had Sale so fired up? He lasted just 3.2 innings Wednesday and was pulled from the game after giving up a bases-loaded walk. Sale struggled with his command, giving up five free passes. He also struck out five batters in the 4-2 WooSox loss.
So what did the 33-year-old southpaw have to say after the game? Per the Boston Globe:
“Pfffff. Not good,” he said. “I was just out there fishing today … Nothing to hang your hat on, that’s for sure.”
Wednesday was Sale’s fourth rehab start, and despite the results, insists he’s ready to come off the injured list.
“I’m very ready,” Sale said. “I know today was a little bit of a hiccup but it’s nothing that can’t be ironed out … I just want to be a part of it. I want to get back to doing my job and pulling my weight.”
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Sale threw just 42 of his 72 pitches Wednesday for strikes. According to the Globe, “Sale attributed his control struggles to a delivery that veered too far toward first base — an issue he believes will be easily correctable.”
“It’s nothing that can’t be cleaned up in this next week [with] a couple bullpen sessions,” said Sale. “This doesn’t really set me back.”
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