Well it's one thing to blame Dombrowski. But really, who here predicted that Porcello would be putting up a near-6.00 ERA, or that Sale would be this bad all season long? Again, not to put this all on him, but if Sale is SALE, the Sox are probably leading the WC and are nipping at the Yanks' heels, on pace for near 100 wins.
He is 5-10. They are 8-14 when he pitches. They were 18-9 in 2018 with him on the mound, 22-10 in 2017 with him. That's 40-19 (.678) with Sale on the mound the previous two season. If they're at that number this season, they'd be 15-7 with him on the mound in 2019...a swing of 7 games. That would change their overall record to 66-43 (.605), just 3 games behind NY, on pace for 98 wins.
Again, not all on Sale, but when your ace is pitching like this and you can't win when he's on the mound, it spells trouble unless other guys are stepping up, which they're clearly not. This team, as currently constructed, would be fine if Sale was his usual self.
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