I know that it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Yankees were going to lose the 2012 ALCS. And, I know that the Yankees bats were MIA in Game 4 – as they were for much of the post-season. Also, I know that the Yankees defense in Game 4, yesterday, didn’t exactly help their guy on the mound.
Still, that all said, it was a “must win” game – by every possible definition – and the Yankees had their “ace” on the bump in the form of CC Sabathia.
The big man faces 25 batters and allows 11 hits and 3 walks. He doesn’t get out of the fourth inning and allows 6 runs, 5 earned, to cross the plate.
That sort of smells of Kevin Brown in Game 7 back in 2004, doesn’t it? And, shouldn’t Sabathia be more of a topic of conversation in Yankeeland today than he is?