The Yankees sent the Twins to yet another postseason exit Monday, earning a 5-1 victory to complete a three-game sweep in the American League Division Series. New York will face either Houston or Tampa Bay in the ALCS, and it’s possible the Yankees will welcome back injured left-hander CC Sabathia in time for the matchup.
Sabathia, whom the Yankees left off their ALDS roster because of nagging shoulder woes, told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com and other reporters he’s hoping to return for the next round.
“I feel pretty good. It’s just up to them. So, we’ll wait and see how I bounce back. I’ll throw the bullpen and, like I said, go from there,” said Sabathia, who will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.
While Sabathia’s a potential Hall of Fame starter who spent almost all of 2019 in the Yankees’ rotation, he’d been lining up to finish his year (and his career) as a reliever. Sabathia made it known entering the season that it would be his last, though it’s been an injury-plagued struggle for the franchise icon. He just might have a chance to contribute to a possible World Series run on his way out, however.
One of Sabathia’s teammates and fellow lefties, reliever Zack Britton, suffered his own injury scare Monday. Britton entered the game in the bottom of the seventh to preserve a 3-0 lead, but he departed in the eighth with a right ankle problem after throwing 1 1/3 innings of one-run ball. (that run came by way of an Eddie Rosario solo shot) Fortunately for Britton and the Yankees, it appears they averted disaster. General manager Brian Cashman said afterward that Britton will be fine for the ALCS (via James Wagner of the New York Times).
CC has overstayed his time. And no, IMO no HOF pitcher he is. He’s very good, really good in his prime, but he’s turned into a cry baby, but he still can pitch.
After Harold Baines was elected, the bar was lowered for the really good players to get in. By those standards, he’ll be in eventually.
Show us on the doll where he touched you
You are going to make Poosha really mad. He’s going to start crying any minute because he didn’t get his way.
Glad to laugh in his face when CC’s election is announced in around 8-9 years.
Easy HoFer, no doubt.
Then Jamie Moyer is too
CC’s numbers are soooo much better than Jamie Moyer’s. Both at their peaks and for their careers.
If Moyer had just won
6 more games per
year for 6 years
earlier in his career
then he would
have passed 300
wins. Scary thought!
Imagine that debate!
Impressive that he
won 20 at age 38
and that he lasted
Super hot take.
The guy is pitching with a stint in his chest.
It’s called a *Stent*. If it stays open he’ll be fine, till another part of an artery closes up. Bernie Sanders has one too! I have 2 coworkers who EACH has 13 Stents, n doing fine.
I’d compare him to my generations version of Mussina. Pitched in powerhouse AL east, 250+ wins. Not to mention he won a act Young and amassed 3000 strikeouts. He’s a lock for HOF
A* Cy Young
I don’t think I’d go so far as to say he’s a lock. Definite bubble candidate.
CC wasn’t great, just pretty good. His numbers aren’t a reflection of dominance, they come from being around a really really long time.
I looked him up. If you average his results, and not his 162 game averages because he didn’t play full seasons every year, he comes back with the following line:
13.2W-8.5L, 3.74 era. 188.2ip. 162.8k, 1.259 whip, 7.8k/9
In the postseason he was:
10 -7l, 4.31 era.
Worse yet, 6W-2L LDS, 4W-4l LCS, 0-1 WS. The more important, higher stakes, worse results.
Curt Schilling has far superior numbers in just about every category.
I think if CC gets in it will be towards the end of his years on ballot, or more likely, as a result of a committee vote.
Some WS wins or a dominant 2019 postseason would help, but, is unlikely.
Shilling deserves the HOF, I just hope he gets in!
Of course because you are a closet Red Sox fan
I’ll take him over Tyler Lyons
Retire now, you will not pitch in the playoffs
Is he kidding me? They just rode you off into the sun set perfectly and you wanna do this now CC? Really let it go.
Money talks – worried about a full share
Both of you are so stupid that you can’t remember one year ago when CC forfeited an innings bonus by getting thrown out of a game at the end of the year.
The only reason that he even came back this year was to be part of another winner.
During his first free agent season CC was traded to the Brewers and single handily carried the Brewers into the post season. Often pitching on short rest, he risked a lot to win.
So Poosh-it’s time to give up your anger about CC before you are forced to find another posting alias here.
Look, a little bit of money is nice, but the WS ring is worth more than the playoff share…. and honestly it’s barely a drop in the bucket compared to either his yearly salary or his career earnings.
No, it’s his last ride, he knows it. CC has played a part in so many post seasons, he just wants one more go.
And think about it, it’s got to be hard to be around a couple decades know you’re going, and watch television rest of your team still playing
On a scale of 1-10, how mad are you that Gardner has a postseason .OPS of .857 thus far?
CC in the hall? Not unless they lower the bar to the ground
He’s one of the top lefties of this generation and baseball history. Longevity does in fact count imo
Oh please. I’ve been watching baseball for over 50 years and he’s not anywhere near a top lefty. I could name 20 better without even thinking about it.
He’s one of only like three or four lefties to accumulate 3000 K and over 250 wins so tell me again the 20 that are better
Compiling numbers by overstaying your usefulness is not hall of fame worthy. There’s some guy named Koufax who came nowhere near those numbers and yet was infinitely better than the fat man. Infinitely. He is not better than Koosman, Lolich, Wood, Carlton, Ford, McNally, Spahn, John, et al and those are just the pitchers I saw by the time I was 12 years old. And I didn’t even look anything up or even think about it yet, so that only partly covers the sixties. He’s good but don’t even think about hall of fame. Please.
The stupidity of your comment knows no bounds. Is he a slam dunk HoF? Nope. Is he in the conversation? Absolutely he is. Your intelligence is clearly lacking as you inserted insults in an analysis of how an athlete performed.
I said he’s good. Not an all time great. There are a lot of good lefties. He’s another in a long list.
Well that’s par for the course hazy…most of your posts are done without thinking. Ask your doctor to prescribe smart pills and stop taking the stupid pills.
One of only three or four lefties ever to accumulate 3000 K. That’s a lock right there plus over 250 wins. It’s a no doubter
They already did that when they let Raines and Baines in.
Can you imagine how bad CC is going to blow up after baseball. If he’s trying to stay in baseball shape now and looks the way he does he’s going to really balloon when he retires
Why are you all wrapped up in his weight? Do you want to share a picture of yourself that we should critique?
Seth is angry because his girlfriend left him for a big man. He’s thinking it was height and weight. It was more than that. Lol.
He’s said before that he keeps the weight on during the season because he had struggled the season he lost weight. He said he’s looking to lose the weight once he retires, since he won’t need to keep it on during the season. Go listen to r2c2 listen for yourself
Britton and Chapman injured themselves last night. This team and their fake injuries is a joke.
What about your idols PRICE and SALE, Hazy? Red Sox fans should go dark right now. You may be able to find a couple of Fenway Franks up in Boston. Just check the dumpsters around Fenway.
Anybody seen CC’s stapler?
With all do respect to CC, please don’t be on the ALCS roster. He’s better suited at this point as a coach/mentor. Hype these kids up and keep them focused
Misses the clubhouse spread already…
Call Phil Rizzuto
Wow! Over 3,000 K’s and over 250 kegs.