While the Yankees odds at making the post-season this year are slim – they have no shot at finishing first and only a 3.6% chance of getting a wildcard spot – these games against the Orioles, starting tonight, are huge for them. Basically, the Yankees need to sweep this series against Baltimore to stay alive and also make a statement towards them actually being a contender.
So, this is a big game for CC Sabathia this evening.
Yes, that’s the same Sabathia who has an ERA of 5.89 over his last 14 starts (covering 88.6 innings).
Let’s assume that CC doesn’t make it threw the sixth inning tonight and gives up four runs or more in his start today. Think Yankees fans will boo him as he exits from the game?