Chris Sale and great moments in self-confidence

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White Sox ace Chris Sale flirted with a perfect game against the Angels on Sunday night, retiring the first 19 men he faced before Mike Trout snuck a ground ball single through the infield. What was going through the young southpaw's mind during his pursuit of history?

Well then.

The 24-year-old Sale wound up throwing a one-hitter, allowing zero walks while striking out seven in his first career complete-game shutout. That's not historic, but it is pretty darn awesome.

I'm sure the young lefty will have plenty more opportunities to doubt himself while flirting with perfection in the future.

CBS Sports Writer

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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