CC Sabathia turned in his best start of the year tonight, striking out 10 Tampa Bay Rays (including striking out the side in the 6th), walking just one, and allowing 7 hits and 2 runs, though neither run was earned.
The first inning was definitely eventful. After Ben Zobrist grounded out to short, Sabathia hit the ever feared Sean Rodriguez. He followed it up by striking out B.J. Upton and surrendering an infield single to Jeff Keppinger. Then, Eduardo Nunez happened. Brandon Guyer hit the ball to Nunez, who booted it and kept the inning going. Carlos Pena dropped a bloop single into first and a run scored. A quick throw from Nick Swisher and a good tag by Chris Stewart prevented a second run from scoring. The Yankees then put two runners on base in the bottom of the inning–singles by Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez–but were unable to get a run home.
In the second, Nunez committed a second error of the game.… Click here to read the rest