CC Sabathia hoped he could have a strong outing and bounce back from his last start, one where he gave up four runs in the fifth inning and sending his team to a loss. Instead, CC turned in his worst start since 2009, only going 3.2 innings while giving up five runs in a 5-1 loss against the Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Sabathia admitted he had nothing working for him,and even looked sluggish on the field as he couldn’t get to the first base bag on an Evan Longoria groundout, which would have been an double play if played correctly. Sabathia’s worst enemy was Wil Meyers, who scored four of the five Rays runs against him, including an inside the park three-run home run. Girardi had enough of CC’s outing and went to Alfredo Aceves, making his first appearance with the Yankees since signing a minor league deal during Spring Training. Aceves did not disappoint, tossing 5.1 innings of no run ball.
The Yankees scored their only run in the second on a base-hit by Mark Teixeira, him going to third on an Alfonso Soriano double and a SAC Fly by Yangervis Solarte. The Yankees went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position during today’s game.
– David Phelps will take the mound for the Yankees as they head to the West Coast to play the L.A. Angels. However, it will not be an easy challenge as Jered Weaver opposes Phelps and will make the start for the Halos. First pitch will be at 10:00 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.