Chris Sale pitches to the Cleveland Indians on Friday. (AP photo)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Sale threw a couple of changeups to Indians leadoff man Michael Bourn during his first start on Friday, the first time he's ever thrown that pitch to a left-handed hitter. Bourn struck out twice.
"It looked weird and felt weird but I threw it a couple times and had some success with it,'' Sale said Sunday morning. "On the outer half to the lefty which is a little different. Usually you fall off and throw it arm side.''
Lefty-to-lefty changeups aren't unusual. John Danks throws his changeup to all hitters.
"I talked to John and he's like, 'lefty-on-lefty changeup, that's one of my favorite pitches to throw,' '' Sale said. "I've actually never done it.''