Following last night’s lefty vs lefty matchup, we get another one this afternoon. CC Sabathia will be making his fourth start for the Yanks and second at home, but the A’s have kinda owned CC throughout his career. He’s 3-7 lifetime against Oaktown with a 6.12 ERA & 1.63 WHIP in a not small sample of 85.1 IP. On the bright side he’s pretty much pwned the current A’s hitters.
Sabathia will be opposed by rookie Brett Anderson, the best lefty pitching prospect in the game not named Price. The A’s acquired him in the Danny Haren deal, and he’s very similar to a young Andy Pettitte in that he’s a four pitch guy with outstanding command. He’ll be making his third career start and his first on the road. Welcome to the bigs, kid.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but when I’ve done the game thread this year, the Yanks are 0-3 and have been outscored 27-12. Let’s hope they buck that trend today. Here’s the starting nine:
Posada, C – I could be wrong, but this is his first time he’s catching a day game after a night game this season
And on the mound, number fifty-two, CC Sabathia.
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