The Yankees beat the Orioles tonight 6-4 in extra innings with a struggling Sabathia on the mound and a depleted bullpen backing him up.
Sabathia’s Second Chance
After a rough first start in Tampa, and a long game that depleted the bullpen last night, it was important that CC Sabathia have a long and strong start tonight. Despite a quick first inning, the big lefty looked rusty from the start, sitting 89-91 with his fastball. By the second inning, Sabathia started showing signs of weak fastball control. Combined with an unfortunate linedrive to hand by Robet Andino which could have easily been a double play, it took CC 40 pithes to get through the second inning where he gave up 2 runs. The big lefty continued to work through his pitching troubles the rest of the night, and was able to push through 6 inning thanks to a quick 4th and 6th inning. His final line on the night was 6.0 inning, 8 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts.… Click here to read the rest