Chris Sale smashes a bat after giving up tying grand slam to Mike Trout (GIF)
Chris Sale was dominating the Angels for seven innings on Saturday, and then the wheels completely came off in the eighth. Needless to say, Sale was not happy about how things quickly changed and he decided to grab a bat and smash things up after surrendering a tying grand slam to Mike Trout.
Sale didn’t allow his first hit until the fifth and only allowed one walk and one hit through six innings as the White Sox were cruising up 5-0. Sale allowed two more hits in the 7th, but still had a shutout and 5-0 lead through 7 innings. He gave up a single, double, got a fielder’s choice but there was an error, and then he gave up another single to load up the bases for Trout.
Trout got down 0-2, worked it to a full count, and then took a 3-2 changeup at the shins and bashed it out for a game-tying grand slam. That might have been the at-bat of the season.
Sale was finally pulled after the grand slam, and the first thing he did was grab a bat and bash it in the tunnel leading to the clubhouse.
Apparently he has a fairly well known temper:
Of course, we post all this without sharing Hawk Harrelson’s depressing call of the grand slam: