• CC You Later!

    Posted by on September 16th, 2011 · Comments (12)

    Coming into this evening’s game, CC Sabathia, in his last seven starts, had an ERA of 4.34 (in 47.6 IP). During this time, he faced 208 batters and allowed a BA/OBA/SLG line of .314/.351/.518 (in those seven games). And, now, tonight, he throws another dud.

    Face it, over August and September, to date, Sabathia has pitched like a slob. And, he CC does this in October, the Yankees have zero chance at #28.

    Comments on CC You Later!

    1. Jim TreshFan
      September 16th, 2011 | 10:35 pm

      If the Yankees offense goes into hibernation now it doesn’t matter how CC pitches. They woudn’t win with Koufax, Gibson and Ford.

    2. ken
      September 16th, 2011 | 11:27 pm

      Bad things I am seeing:

      CC with a run of bad starts.
      A fading offense.
      Tex and Grandy’s bats have disappeared.
      No lefty in the pen. (the beginning of the end of tonight’s game was Logan’s losing Lind after going 0-2.)

      If these don’t turn around then it will be a short post season for this team.

    3. EHawk
      September 17th, 2011 | 12:36 am

      @ ken:

      Yes because the rest of the AL teams in the playoffs have no flaws whatsoever.

    4. September 17th, 2011 | 12:44 am

      This is why you have to have a strong number 2 guy. Even if CC turns this around, and I think he will, he may in fact throw a dud or two in the postseason, if that happens there is no one home. AJ is a bust, Hughes is the West Coast AJ, and Nova, well It’s a lot to expect him to be the stud second starter. If they get to the World Series it will be 76 all over again, this time the beating will be at the hands of the Phillies. I wouldn’t br a bit surprised to see them knocked out in the first or second round, to be honest I expect it.

    5. redbug
      September 17th, 2011 | 6:07 am

      According to LoHud, “since the Yankees went to a six-man rotation at the end of July, Sabathia has made nine starts, seven of them on extra rest. He’s allowed 10 hits in five of those extra-rest starts, something he’d done only once in 23 starts before the six-man rotation became a somewhat permanent situation.”.

      Maybe this is contributing to yhr problem.

    6. September 17th, 2011 | 7:41 am

      As much as I fear CC pitching like Frederick J. Dukes in the post-season, what is really starting to scare me is seeing Burnett pitch well in this September spring training games against crappy teams. If he keeps that up, maybe Cashman and Girardi would be stupid enough to have him follow CC in the October rotation? And, if they do, the real AJ will show up – no question in my mind. Couple that with a bad CC and you could be looking at 3 and out in the ALDS.

    7. September 17th, 2011 | 7:43 am

      @ redbug:

      Good point. Maybe he is too strong and that’s why is command is off?

      But, last night, his meltdown came towards the end of his outing. If he was too strong, it would seem like that would be an issue early in the game. Not after he’s thrown 100 pitches.

    8. EHawk
      September 17th, 2011 | 10:19 am

      No way they start AJ in a game 2 if they lost game one with CC. I think it has to be Nova if they are at home…if its a road came I would consider Colon.

    9. Raf
      September 17th, 2011 | 10:57 am

      A veteran will get the start in game 2 be it Colon, Garcia or Burnett

    10. LMJ229
      September 17th, 2011 | 1:04 pm

      The post-season starters present an interesting debate. Right now we have 6 starting pitchers. Which two do you bump out? Burnett and Garcia? Hughes maybe? And how do you set them up? Colon and Nova pitch significantly better on the road. Colon is lights out in day games. Hughes is coming on strong so maybe he becomes the #2 starter? There are ALOT of questions that need to be answered. The only thing I am sure of right now is that AJ should NOT be in the rotation.

    11. LMJ229
      September 17th, 2011 | 1:06 pm

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      If they get to the World Series it will be 76 all over again, this time the beating will be at the hands of the Phillies.

      Agreed. The Phillies starting rotation will carry them to the title and rather easily in my opinion.

    12. LMJ229
      September 17th, 2011 | 1:10 pm

      redbug wrote:

      According to LoHud, “since the Yankees went to a six-man rotation at the end of July, Sabathia has made nine starts, seven of them on extra rest. He’s allowed 10 hits in five of those extra-rest starts, something he’d done only once in 23 starts before the six-man rotation became a somewhat permanent situation.”.Maybe this is contributing to the problem.

      Redbug, you hit the nail right on the head with this post. The question is, how could Girardi have allowed this to happen?

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