Sale left the game with a 3-2 lead, but the Rockies rallied against Boston's bullpen to win 5-4 in the 11th. "I'd love to have gone back out there, but as I said, I'll never question anything he does". "But at the same time, it's still a close game". It's not gratifying, just something that we believed. I think my time was up on Friday, you know, and I still need some more at-bats and getting used to some things before I'm ready. Had he retired one more batter via strikeout to start the game, he would have matched the American League record.
The All-Star lefty sported his signature short sleeves despite the 44-degree temperature at the start of the game and had a shutout through six innings. After all, though he struck out the final three batters he'd faced, he also gave up a two-run homer at the start of the seventh to Nolan Arenado, a long ball that started the Rockies on the road to a 5-4, 11-inning comeback victory that snapped the Red Sox' five-game winning streak. "There's going to be a time when I'm out there all the time". Pulling Sale out cost him the chance to chase the Major League Baseball record of 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game, but after the game, Sale told reporters that he felt comfortable with Cora's decision.
Boston fans chanted "We want Sale!" after the bottom of the seventh, but his night was done. J.D. Martinez crushed a Freeland cutter into the Monster seats.
Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.53) has won two straight starts and three of his last four.
Brandon Workman was the first replacement, and he immediately gave up two hits and two earned runs, including a homer, in only one inning on the mound.
Trump's quip comes after another fraught championship celebration under his watch, as several players and manager Alex Cora vowed to skip the visit.
Sale also had no walks in his 108-pitch outing. Mitch Moreland hit the run-scoring single that ultimately tied the game in the eighth inning and sent it into overtime, where the Red Sox's offense fell silent. "He'll go out there and then take grounders and move around and we'll decide what we do next", Cora said.