CC Sabathia Exits In the Fourth Inning, Yankees Down by 6
If you’re a Yankee fan, I’d suggest you turn on the TV because this might be your last chance to take a look at your favorite players until next spring. Barring a surprising comeback, the Yankees will be bounced in a straight sweep.
As for CC Sabathia, he didn’t pitch well, lasting only 3.2 innings and giving up 11 hits and six runs. And for supposedly being a big game pitcher, Sabathia has certainly struggled in the postseason. A quick look at the numbers:
- Regular Season: 6.69 Innings/per start, 3.50 ERA, 7.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9
- Postseason: 5.96 innings/per start, 4.52 ERA, 8.47 K/9, 4.28 BB/9
Obviously we don’t have a huge sample here as Sabathia has made 383 regular season starts and only 18 in the postseason, but the numbers don’t lie. I think most of this can be chalked up to facing a better quality opponent, but at the same time, Sabathia is paid to be better than that.
Oh, yeah, and the Yankees don’t have a hit through five innings. So this day could get a little more exciting.
UPDATE: And the Yankees are on the board thanks to a triple from Eduardo Nunez and a Nick Swisher double. Perhaps this team has some life after all.