CC Hurts Cy Young Chances in Yankee Loss

The CC Sabathia vs. Felix Hernandez debate may be over last night as Sabathia dropped a big game to the Rays by allowing seven runs over just 5.1 innings. The Yankees eventually lost 10-3 at home last night.

Here are some highlights:

  • Sabathia was doing well enough through 5 innings. At one point he struck out 3 batters in a row looking. It all fell apart in the 6th though as he allowed a single, double, K, single, single, walk, and a walk before was relieved by Joba Chamberlain.
  • In the 7th Javier Vazquez did not help his chances at making the playoff roster. He allowed 2 runs on 0 hits thanks to a walk and then three consecutive hit by pitches.
  • The Yankees scoring came from a Marcus Thames 2-run homer and a Nick Swisher RBI-single.
  • Swisher went 2-for-3 with a walk. Robinson Cano and Greg Golson were the only other players with at least 2 hits.
  • Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.
  • Derek Jeter extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
  • David Price tossed 6 innings and allowed just 3 runs.
  • The Yankees lead in the AL East is just 0.5 games and they have fallen behind the Minnesota Twins for 1st place in all of baseball.

That was a tough series and the Yankees came away from it with a split. Now they have nine games left, six against the Red Sox and three against the Blue Jays.

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3 Responses to CC Hurts Cy Young Chances in Yankee Loss

  1. Rob Braxton says:

    Is is POSSIBLE to give the award to someone (Felix) with a record of 12 and TWELVE!?!

    Lol … I think he actually deserves it – but … Wow! Would that ever set a precedent.

  2. tim says:

    You can't give Felix Hernandex the Cy Young Award with that win-loss record. He may be the best pitcher in baseball, but if what he's doing isn't resulting in wins, what good is it? That said, they should have given him the Cy Young Award last year, when he led the league in wins and strikeouts.

  3. Wins is actually a poor stat. All it means is that you left the game with the lead.

    You could technically pitch a 1-hitter with 20 strikeouts and no walks and lose the game. You could also give up 8 runs and still manage to win.