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.