CC Sabathia Strikes Out 14 in Perfect Game Bid

CC Sabathia took a perfect game through a rain delay and into the 7th inning, but couldn’t get it done as he allowed a one out single to Brendan Ryan in the 7th. His 14 strikeouts were a career high and the first time a Yankee starter has struck out that many since David Cone did it in 1998.

Sabathia actually sat through two rain delays and just didn’t have it after the second one. He walked all three batters he saw in the 8th inning and needed David Robertson‘s help to get through the inning.

It was pretty exciting there for a while though as CC was really on top of his game and Seattle has a pathetic lineup that is now on a 17-game losing streak. It seemed like the perfect match for something special, unfortunately the rain hurt his chances and he couldn’t get it done. It’s not easy being perfect.

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5 Responses to CC Sabathia Strikes Out 14 in Perfect Game Bid

  1. Susan says:

    Great game by CC. So nice having a legit ace. Now the question, will the pathetic Seattle line up tee off on Little Game Phil tomorrow?

  2. Mike Sommer says:

    King Felix goes tomorrow against Hughes. They have their ace and have lost 17 in a row, so if I'm betting, hey…the law of averages, you know? But…. I know (and watched) Guidry's 18 K performance vs. the Angels in June 1978 (Yankees record). Tonight was a combined 1-hitter, 18 K. I do not know of any 9-inning game in which the Yankees combined for 19 K. If anyone knows of one, please inform us. I believe tonight's outing (combined 18 K) tied Guidry's performance for the most by the Yankees in a 9-inning game.