Game 83: All Star vs. All StarBy
So we’ve got ourselves an intriguing little pitching matchup tonight. Everyone knows about CC Sabathia and his ridiculous levels of awesomeness, but what about Trevor Cahill? The 22-year-old got rocked in his first start of the season (eight runs in five innings against the Blue Jays), but since then he’s pitched to a 2.22 ERA and held opponents to a .201/.269/.294 batting line in 77 IP. He’s got a Kevin Brown-esque turbosinker that has generated ground balls 54.3% of the time this season, but if the Yankees are patient, Cahill will work himself into trouble (just 43.6% of his pitches have been in the zone).
Here’s the lineup that will face Oakland’s lone All Star representative…
Swisher, DH – third time he’s DH’ing in the last four games, could he be nursing something?
And on the mound, CC Sabathia.
Another late one, with first pitch scheduled for 10:05pm ET and can be seen on YES.