Sabathia not sharp in 3-2 loss to the Nats

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia didn’t look that good today. At least that’s what I’ve heard – I wasn’t able to watch the game.

According to people watching and attending the game, he was having trouble throwing strikes and it took 61 pitches to get through three innings. He led off his first two innings with walks and both base runners came around to score. All in all, he gave up three runs on four hits and walked two batters.

Could things be worse? Of course they can be worse but Sabathia’s numbers have been on a downward slide for more than two years, he’s coming off the worst season of his career and it’s a scary to think that this is the CC Sabathia we have to get used to seeing from now on.

His opponent Jordan Zimmermann was perfect in his four innings of work. Zimmerman, who was making his third start of the Spring now has nine scoreless innings under his belt. After he was taken out of the game, the Yankees were able to score off Drew Storen and Felipe Rivero. Dean Anna had an RBI single off Storen in the fifth and Zoilo Almonte hit a double off the wall in the sixth and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Brett Gardner.

Gardner, Mark Teixeira and Jacoby Ellsbury combined to go 0-11 in the game.

Tomorrow the Yankees are back home against the Tigers with Hiroki Kuroda making the start.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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