Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

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Is C.C. hurt?

For what it’s worth, everyone insists that Sabathia is healthy, including the big man himself. Sabathia even dismissed the theory that two trips to the disabled list this season might have left him with some rust that is affecting his command, responding with merely a terse “no” when the question was posed to him Friday afternoon. Of course, he went on to say that he was just not making his pitches when he needed to, which sort of sounded a lot like saying his command was off, something that’s plagued Sabathia literally since Opening Day this year.

The question was a hot topic for a while last night, and the best answer on the subject likely came from TYA’s Mike Eder, who analyzed the Pitch F/X data and concluded that Sabathia might be trying to overthrow the ball, a sentiment that was shared by Russell Martin after the game. That’s as good a theory as any because, really, I think we’re probably overstating Sabathia’s struggles right now.…

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