Good morning everyone!
C.C. Sabathia had another bad outing and the Yankees lost to the A’s by a score of 6-4 last night.
Bartolo Colon threw six shutout innings and despite some late-inning life from the Yankee offense they were unable to overcome a six run deficit.
Sabathia gave up six earned runs on eight hits, including two home runs, while striking out only three batters in six innings. Sabathia’s record fell to 6-5 and his ERA is now 4.07 with his BAA at .270 as concerns continue about the Yankee ace who signed a lucrative contract extension over the Winter.
Sabathia hasn’t finished with an ERA over 4 since 2005 and his current BAA is 11 points higher than any BAA he has never finished a season with.
The Yankees squandered offensive chances all night long. Kevin Youkilis, Lyle Overbay, Travis Hafner and Ichiro Suzuki stranded a small army of runners on base.
Mark Teixeira and Vernon Wells drove in all four of the Yankee runs that were scored in the eighth and ninth innings, when most Yankee fans on the East Coast were already asleep.
Phil Hughes(3-4, 4.80 ERA) does battle with Dan Straily(3-2, 4.67 ERA) tonight. Game time is 10:05 ET and the game will be televised by YES.
Now on to today’s news and links:
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has this article about Robinson Cano being chosen to be the captain for the AL squad in the home run derby along with his crosstown rival David Wright being chosen to head the NL squad.
David Waldstein of the New York Times has this piece about C.C. Sabathia getting shelled in his home region last night.
Have a great day everyone!