Robin Ventura readily admits he may be biased when it comes to Chris Sale, but there is no doubt in the White Sox manager’s mind that the left-hander is the best pitcher in the American League.
“He’s the best,” Ventura said. “You can say I’m biased or not, he’s still the best.”
Not many would argue with Ventura, based on Sale’s dominance this season. After hurling another gem against the Blue Jays on Sunday during the Sox’s 5-2 victory, the veteran has 13 wins — two more than any other pitcher in baseball.
Sale (13-2) is tied for the AL lead in WHIP at 0.98, second in strikeouts with 109 and fourth in earned-run average at 2.79. He has allowed three runs or fewer in 13 of his 16 starts.