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Cubs News: Chris Sale calls Arrieta the "best pitcher in baseball"

by - Senior Editor -

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chri Sale improved to 9-0 on Thursday night and became the first White Sox pitcher in 97 years to win his first nine starts of the season.

Sale was humble after the game and said that he isn't the best pitcher in the game. Not even close compared to Jake Arrieta.

“He is as good as it gets right now,” Sale said via CBS Chicago. “He is by far the best pitcher in baseball. Right now there really isn’t that much of an argument about that. Watching what he does and how he does it, the command he has of the game. Even when things start getting a little out, he can bring it back in. His ability to do that and ability to pitch and mix it up is great.”

Sale knows that the cross-town baseball rivalry will have an electric atmosphere with the early exciting play of both Chicago teams.

“Anybody would want to face him being the best,” Sale said. “To be the best, you have to beat the best. I think it would make for a great game. I think the rivalry will be even more intense this year. I believe there will be a lot more energy in the ballparks when we are playing each other.”

The Top three ERAs in the majors consists of Jake Arrieta (1.29), Jose Quintana (1.54) and Chris Sale (1.58).

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