Yankees News: C.C. Sabathia Delivers One of the Worst Starts Of His Career


C.C. Sabathia had been 2-0 in his last two starts and looked to finally be turning the corner, but than Saturday happened.

The Texas Rangers completely manhandled him, chasing him from the game after just 2.1 innings Saturday at Yankee Stadium, eventually moving on decimate the Yankees by the final score of 15-4. 

C.C. gave up a grand total of six earned runs on seven hits while managing four strikeouts. He exited from the massacre with his head hung low, handing the ball off to long reliever Esmil Rodgers with one out and a runner on first. When all was said and done, it was the starting pitchers shortest outing since 2009. He now stands 0-6 with a 9.42 ERA is his last six starts in Yankee Stadium.

The worst part about this terrible outing is that it completely halted all the momentum the 34-year-old C.C. had generated after his rocky start to the 2015 season. He pitched into the seventh inning of his previous two starts and finally looked comfortable pitching with a decreased velocity. Today however, C.C. had no control of the strike zone. At points, it looked as if he couldn’t even hit the broad side of a barn, and this was all less than 24 hours after Michael Pineda was scorched by the same Rangers lineup.

Let’s hope for a better outcome from the Yankees pitching staff on Sunday when in the series finale.

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