March: Elijah Dukes arrested;
April: Elijah Dukes arrested;
Wow, last day of May, but Dukes just made it under the wire to keep his streak alive!
Former Major League Baseball outfielder Elijah Dukes spent part of his Memorial Day in jail, charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office jail records.
Well, I guess if he hadn’t been arrested this month we could have petitioned to have last November’s arrest credit applied to May.
No surprise here: Chris Sale will start on Opening Day for the Red Sox, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox open the season on March 29 in Tampa Bay against the Rays. Sale will oppose Chris Archer.
Sale, 28, is the fifth different Opening Day starter the Red Sox have had in as many years, preceded by Rick Porcello, David Price, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester. Sale started on Opening Day for the White Sox in 2013, ’14, and ’16.
Sale finished second in AL Cy Young Award balloting last year and finished ninth for AL MVP. He went 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA and a 308/43 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 innings. Sale and Clayton Kershaw (2015) are the only pitchers to strike out 300 or more batters in a season dating back to 2003.