The New York Yankees sent MLB veteran CC Sabathia to the mound Sunday to face his old team, the Cleveland Indians. In three innings pitched, Sabathia allowed four hits and four runs. Allowing a three-run home run to Mike Freeman, Sabathia seemed to just have lost his stuff.
Even though this was his first start back from the injured list, the lefty-veteran has struggled to go the distance all season. In 17 games started, he’s only pitched through six full innings six times. His last three starts Sabathia hasn’t thrown threw 4.2+ complete innings.
Sabathia met with media following Sunday’s game where he said, “I felt really good, I felt like it’s something I can build off of.” When asked about anything he feels he has to work on, he said, “Just my command. That’s just flat ground, playing catch with heart… just a few adjustments and I feel like I’ll be pretty good.”
Sabathia on the postseason rotation?
I believe CC Sabathia will be starting games in October. He has 19 years experience in the major leagues. I understand seniority isn’t everything however his postseason records show that Sabathia can dominate in the playoffs. Helping the 2009 New York Yankees dream team to capture the 27th World Series title, Sabathia can do the same ten years later.
In regards to his struggles this season, Sabathia is a seasoned vet and knows what he has to do to become effective in the postseason. If that means coming out of the bullpen, Sabathia will do whatever it takes to help the team win in the final year of his career.