Saturday, August 7, 2010

Big daddy CC Sabathia gets big win #150

The New York Yankees’ big lefty had a really big week.

CC Sabathia was already having a good week when he took the mound Saturday afternoon. He and his wife Amber expanded their family when she gave birth on Thursday to their second son Carter Charles, appropriately CC for short, and bringing the Sabathia kid headcount up to four.

"It was an exciting week for us," Sabathia said.

But his week got even better. Taking the ball for the Yankees after an ugly loss on Friday, CC gave a solid performance on route to a much-needed victory against the Boston Red Sox. He raised his record to 14-5 and lowered his ERA to 3.14. Notably, CC served as the bridge to Mariano Rivera, going eight innings and allowing Joe Girardi to avoid having to navigate the late innings with anyone other than Mo.

"Tremendous," Girardi called CC's performance. "It's what we needed. CC stepped up for us today."

Amazingly, the big lefty is now halfway toward the magic number of 300 wins that gets starting pitchers into the Baseball Hall of Fame. And he's only 30 years old so he has plenty of time to rack up the wins, which could be easier with the Yankees offense behind him.

Congrats CC on both the baby and the big win. Halfway to Cooperstown!

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