Saturday, October 13, 2012

CC Sabathia carries Yankees to victory

CC Sabathia put the New York Yankees on his back and carried his team across the finish line.

Yes, it’s just the first playoff step in what the Yankees hope will end up being a World Series championship. But it was an incredibly tough division series against the pesky Baltimore Orioles, who look like they are ready to fight for American League East supremacy for years to come. But the Yankees have an ace in the hole in CC and it is such a comfort to the Yankees and all of Yankees Universe to know that Sabathia will never buckle under the pressure.

CC was dominant in a game when the Yankees desperately needed domination. They scored enough runs to make it work, but that’s only because Sabathia throttled the young Orioles. The Yankees ace came within a third of an inning of pitching two complete games in the division series. In this day and age, that’s a remarkable accomplishment. And all you need to know about Sabathia is that there was no conversation about him going out to finish his game, even after his bumpy 8th inning. Knowing his bullpen was spent after two consecutive extra-inning games, Sabathia demanded the ball and closed his own game.

Thanks for the ride, big guy. 

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