I wrote recently that Chris Sale is not the “Yankees Daddy” like Pedro Martinez was because Sale has pitched really well against the Yankees. We can say though that Sale is the “Indians Daddy” because Sale again got lit up by the Indians last night and was also lit up in a game against the Indians a couple of weeks ago. It’s not just this year because Sale is 5-8 with an ERA of 4.87 in 29 career starts against the Indians. If the Red Sox meet the Indians in the post season, that has to be a real concern for the Sox. Is it enough not to start Sale in game 1? Probably not.
I watched most of the Yankees-Detroit game yesterday and there were three bench clearing altercations and 8 ejections. It all started when Gary Sanchez was hit by a pitch after hitting another home run and then there was retaliation an inning or two later. This one is on the Tigers. They instigated the whole thing. You can’t climb into somebody’s head so you don’t know what a person is thinking, but Dellin Betances says that he did not hit James McCann on purpose when he hit him in the head with a pitch. I believe Betances. I don’t think he did it on purpose either.
By the way Ken Singleton does a great job on color on the Yes Network. The play by play guy yesterday who was on the broadcast instead of Michael Kaye did a nice job too. I don’t know who that was.
I haven’t really been a huge boxing fan since Muhammed Ali or certainly Sugar Ray Leonard, but I hate to admit that I am somewhat interested in the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout tomorrow night. I’m not interested enough to watch “Pay Per View”, but I’m interested enough to want to know who wins.