"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

CC in KC

66725914b8f3c064fb8f9ce2fdd1c965-getty-85138761gf014_new_york_yank CC Sabathia starts this evening in Kansas City, hoping to rebound from a strikeout-less and less than subpar outing in Baltimore last Monday.

What made Monday’s start so strange was that it was the first time since July 2005 that Sabathia didn’t strike out a batter in a start.  And he pitched two more innings on Monday than he did in that start almost four years ago.

The mysterious heating pad that he was found to be wearing is of no concern, Sabathia said, so, for now, it was just a bad start.  Unfortunately for Sabathia, it came in his first start after signing the huge contract.

A solid start tonight would go a long way in putting fan’s concerns to rest.  Sabathia is 8-5 with a 4.16 ERA in 18 career starts at Kauffman Stadium.  Speaking of which, if Michael Kay says “The New K” one more time, I might break something.

(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)


Crotch Jenkins said...

I think we should do a "New K" count.

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