Sabathia Just Can’t Get it Done Vs Red Sox

The Red Sox have a very good lineup this year. It’s so good that the Yankees ace, CC Sabathia, can’t figure out how to pitch to them. Sabathia is 16-6 with a 2.81 ERA overall, but against the Red Sox he is 0-4 with a hideous 7.20 ERA.

Now four games is an extremely small sample size, so a lot of this might just be do to coincidence. However, there will be a lot of people questioning CC if the Yankees have to face the Red Sox in the playoffs. He’s still the best horse to bet on, but the questions and the criticism are legitimate at this point.

For what it’s worth, CC was 1-0 with a 3.96 ERA against Boston last year and was 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA against them in 2009. So he certainly is capable of beating them.

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6 Responses to Sabathia Just Can’t Get it Done Vs Red Sox

  1. Susan says:

    Well to be fair, it's not like anyone on this god damn team can get their shit together against the Red Sox. I'm so sick and tired of it I can just vomit. Put CC or AJ on any other team and they'd do just fine against Boston but like anyone else, you put on the pinstripes and you suddenly become intimidated out of your skulls when you see the Red Sox. Sickening. I don't care if we finish 40 games over 500 if we can't beat these a-holes it means nothing to me.

  2. seasonedobserver says:

    Can't beat them when you don't take advantage of your opportunities. I'll say this till this team changes their MO or personnel. Hit the ball the other way. Bases loaded 0 outs. Swisher pulls a pitch away weakly to second for a double play. 1st and second 0 outs 1 run home Granderson and Tex K trying to pull outside fastballs. This team does not keep the line moving. Until they keep good pitchers honest by shooting the ball to the opposite field they will be feast or famine. Feasting on bottom dwellers and famine coming at the most crucial times. Nuff said!!

  3. Susan says:

    I'm just so absolutely infuriated tonight that I just took three sleeping pills just to have any chance of getting any sleep. I'm so sick and tired of losing to Boston that one of these days I'm going to throw something right through the television. It's truly like watching the Harlem Globetrotters against the Washington Generals and we're the Generals. I wouldn't be half shocked to see one of the Sox players come up from behind and pull down Tex's pants while standing on first base or for David Ortiz to dump a bucket of confetti over one of our pitcher's heads. It's truly a big joke when these two teams "match up". I don't even consider it a rivalry anymore since it's so one sided. It would be like calling the Twins and Yankees a rivalry, equally one sided.

  4. David K. says:

    All of these comments are legit. C.C. all of a sudden can't beat the Red Sox this year. The rest of the team plays like crap also against the Sox. Boston has put together a team full of Yankee killers. We don't hit any of their pitchers and our pitchers can't get any of their hitters out. A lot of the hitting issues seem to be that our guys are too pull conscious. And like I've said many times, Teixeira never seems to have a good game against Boston or Tampa. The #3 hitter is a big key. Now Cano also seems to have caught the disease.

  5. Susan says:

    Great point. I blame it totally on that ridiculously short porch in right field. Left handed hitters just can't resist trying to swing for the fences out there and there averages go into the tank. Jason Giambi was a perfect example.

  6. I would really like to see a single shred of evidence before this "the Yankees are trying to pull everything" crap continues. I'm not saying you are all wrong, but it sounds, it just sounds like, complete and total bullshit that people are complaining about because it's August and the baseball season is long.

    The bottom line is that the Yankees have a very good offense. They score a full run better per game than the average AL team. If they pull the ball too much, maybe other teams aren't pulling the ball enough.

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