Monday, September 13, 2010

CC Sabathia must put Yankees on his back

CC Sabathia can earn his second Cy Young and the undying respect of his teammates and all New York Yankees fans if he can put his slumping team on his back and carry them to the finish line.

The quest for division supremacy truly begins tonight as the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays play seven games against each other over the next 11 days. The fight starts with a beauty of a pitching matchup with Sabathia battling David Price, the young and impressive ace of the Rays who is also a Cy Young candidate. This being baseball, the game could end up 8-7. But I'm a pitching and defense fan and would love to see the pitchers throw the ball like they are capable of throwing the ball.

The Yankees desperately need Sabathia to step up. A month that started so well, with the Yankees winning the first seven games of their recent home stand, has deteriorated rapidly as the Bronx Bombers have lost six out of the last seven games. They can cast aside their slump with a strong performance in Tampa this week, but for that, they need CC to shut down the Rays and start this series off on the right note with a dominant performance against their division rivals.

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