July 15, 2024

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It was a quick trip home for the Atlanta Braves, but the short stay provided a much-needed boost after a rough road trip. The Braves completed a two-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night with a 5-0 win. Chris Sale turned in another great performance while the offense got started early. Atlanta will enjoy yet another off day Thursday before heading back out on the road for a three-game series against the Mets in New York on Friday.

When the Braves acquired Chris Sale from the Red Sox back on December 30, many were concerned as to whether he would be healthy enough to make an impact. Those fears were warranted after Sale made just 11 starts across a three-year stretch spanning the 2020, 2021, and 2022 seasons. He took the mound 20 times for the Red Sox in 2023, but his season was again derailed by a shoulder issue.

Shortly after the deal, Sale declared himself as healthy as he had been in a long time. He said that this past offseason was the first where he wasn’t rehabbing an injury in some time. He was down in North Port throwing bullpens early in hopes of showing everyone that he wasn’t finished.

He’s off to an excellent start with the Braves and showed again Wednesday how much of an impact starter he can be. Facing his former team for the first time, Sale tossed six scoreless innings while recording a season-high 10 strikeouts. He also threw a season-high 103 pitches, which is the most he has thrown in a game since he threw 111 on May 20 of last season.

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