PORTLAND – Almost one month to the day, Red Sox LHP Chris Sale threw a rehab session down in Portland. Since then, he’s thrown live at Fenway and made a rehab start down in Florida, but on Tuesday night Sale returned to Hadlock Field.
Sale had things going from the very first pitch. It wasn’t a long outing, as expected, but Sale threw three and two thirds innings of hitless baseball, striking out six along the way.
The Sea Dogs went on to win their 14th straight in front of a sold out crowd who witnessed Sale’s Portland debut.
“I’ve never been here. I don’t know if any of these fans have seen me play before or ever come across me or whatnot, but the way they made me feel going out there and coming off the mound today was awesome I definitely appreciated that,” Sale said.