September 25, 2013 |
Down goes CC, down goes CC! The New York Yankees said Monday they have have shut down CC Sabathia for the season with a strained left hamstring. The 6-foot-7, 290-pound ace was hurt Friday in his last start, a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium, in which he went seven innings. They said the lefthander will need about eight weeks to recover. Scully says no. You can name it after him, but he won't drive on it. The Los Angeles Times reports that Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to name a street in the City of Angels after the great Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, still at it in his 64th consecutive season.
October 18, 2012 |
DETROIT - Game 4 of the AL Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was postponed by bad weather in the area - although Comerica Park itself was still dry when the game was called. Wednesday night's game was rescheduled for Thursday at 4:07 p.m., when Game 5 was originally slated to be played. Detroit leads the best-of-seven series by three games to none. The first pitch had been scheduled for 8:07 p.m., but shortly before then the crowd was informed of the delay.
October 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez strapped the goggles to his face and shook a bottle of champagne in the middle of the Yankees clubhouse. A teammate doused him in bubbly and it soaked his bald head and pinstriped pants. "That's all you can ask for," Ibanez said. Ten feet away, Alex Rodriguez danced. He too held a bottle and savored the moment he was prevented from creating. The Yankees defeated Baltimore, 3-1, Friday in the fifth game of an epic American League division series with their $275 million man benched and Ibanez, signed one day after spring training began, so pivotal.
July 18, 2012 |
New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia, is relieved to be making his first start since June 24 against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. He says being on the disabled list for the first time since 2006, when he was with Cleveland, was a little "embarrassing. " Not because he was out with a groin strain, or because the Yanks went 11-6 without him and extended their lead in the AL East. The big lefthander, who has pitched at least 230 innings in each of his three seasons with New York, just didn't feel like a real ballplayer when hurt.
October 4, 2011 |
DETROIT - Justin Verlander struck out 11 in eight gritty innings and Jose Valverde stopped a Yankees rally for the second straight night, whiffing Derek Jeter with two on to close out the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 victory over New York on Monday. Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking homer in seventh off Rafael Soriano and the Tigers took a two-games-to-one series lead in the best-of-five American League division series, pushing the Yankees to the brink of elimination. Verlander and Yankees ace CC Sabathia were back on the mound after their Game 1 matchup was halted early by bad weather Friday night.
August 13, 2011 |
JOHNNY DAMON, Casey Kotchman and Kelly Shoppach all connected in the third inning for three of Tampa Bay's five solo home runs against CC Sabathia, and David Price again came out on top in a matchup of elite lefthanders, lifting the Rays over the New York Yankees, 5-1, last night. With a full moon looming over Yankee Stadium, light-hitting Elliot Johnson and Evan Longoria also homered in Tampa Bay's fifth straight win. The five homers were the most Sabathia (16-7) has allowed in his career, while Price (10-10)
July 22, 2011 |
All-Star James Shields won for the first time in nearly a month, outpitching CC Sabathia and beating the visiting New York Yankees, 2-1, last night. Shields (9-8) allowed six hits, walked three and struck out six over 7 2/3 innings in his second duel with Sabathia in 12 days. The righthander lost, 1-0, to the major league wins leader on July 10 at Yankee Stadium, yielding the game's only run on an errant pickoff throw to third base. Sabathia (14-5) lost for the first time since June 9, ending a streak of victories in seven consecutive starts.
July 11, 2011 |
James Shields, B.J. Upton and CC Sabathia threw the Yankees into the All-Star break on quite the roll. Shields and Upton made egregious throwing errors that let Robinson Cano score the only run, sending New York to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. "You usually don't win a 1-0 game like that," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. A day after Derek Jeter got five hits, including No. 3,000, All-Stars Shields (8-7) and Sabathia (13-4) staged a classic pitchers' duel, matching zeros until the bottom of the seventh inning.
July 6, 2011 |
CLEVELAND - CC Sabathia took out any anger for being snubbed as an all-star by striking out 11 in seven shutout innings, Curtis Granderson homered twice and Derek Jeter moved closer to 3,000 career hits as the New York Yankees roughed up the Cleveland Indians, 9-2, on Tuesday night. Jeter went 2 for 6 and now has 2,996 hits, leaving him four shy of becoming the 28th major leaguer - and first Yankee - to reach 3,000. Sabathia (12-4) allowed five hits, walked two and overpowered the team that drafted him in 1998 and traded him 10 years later.