The last time a White Sox pitcher started the season 8-0, the White Sox won the World Series.
Well, here's a good sign for White Sox fans: another pitcher on th South Siders has started a season 8-0.
Chris Sale improved his record to 8-0 in a complete game victory over the New York Yankees on Friday, becoming the first White Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat since Jon Garland won his first eight starts of the season in 2005.
CSN's Chuck Garfien received a text from the former White Sox World Series champion following Friday's game.
Garland's best statistical season came in 2005 when he compiled an 18-10 record and a 3.50 ERA in 32 starts. It also marked his only All-Star appearance.
Sale, on the other hand, appears to be a lock to notch his fifth-straight All-Star appearance as he leads the majors in wins (8) and is third in the AL in ERA (1.70).
Below are some remarkable numbers on Sale's start to the 2016 season via CSN Chicago stats guru Chris Kamka and Garfien:
Chris Sale 2016 by #WhiteSox TV broadcast team— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 14, 2016
Benetti/Stone: 4-0, 1.86 ERA
Harrelson/Stone: 3-0, 1.69 ERA
Harrelson/Plesac: 1-0, 1.00 ERA
Chris Sale first 8 starts:— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 14, 2016
2016: 8-0, 1.67 ERA, 59.1 IP, 35 H, 10 BB, 53 K
2015: 3-2, 4.21 ERA, 51.1 IP, 46 H, 14 BB, 54 K#WhiteSox
Chris Sale: first #WhiteSox pitcher with a complete game win at Yankee Stadium since Jim Abbott 7/18/1995 (gm 1 of DH)— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 14, 2016
Good stat from @nicmathat: Chris Sale has as many wins (8) as the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves.— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) May 14, 2016
Chris Sale is on pace to finish the season 36-0. Something tells me this will not be sustainable. #WhiteSoxTalk— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) May 14, 2016
The White Sox continue their series against the New York Yankees today, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.