Thursday, June 8, 2017
CC Sabathia continued his resurgence with his best start of the season while Didi Gregorius and Chris Carter homered off reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello, leading the Yankees to an 8-0 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Sabathia picked up the victory for his fifth consecutive start, permitting just five hits over eight scoreless innings, a 95-pitch gem that restored New York’s lead in the AL East to two games over Boston.
“There’s a long way to go, but it feels good to be contributing,” Sabathia said. “That’s the biggest thing. These guys have been playing well. It’s a young team, we’ve been playing really good. You just want to be a part of it.”
If you’re going to use a reference in your headline, you have to work that reference into one of your first couple of paragraphs. Come on, dudes! It was late in the article before they finally got to discussing CC’s great barehanded play. Meanwhile, MLB.com continues to call the Chris Carter home run that the umpires blew (it hit off of a fan in the seats and then went into Mookie Betts’ glove) as Betts “robbing” Chris Carter. It was a fine play by Betts, but it should have been a home run!
Anyhow, this was a great win. It was a much better win than Tuesday’s loss was a bad loss. It still galls the hell out of me, though, that the Orioles made an even BIGGER comeback on the Pirates last night. This goddamn evil, evil division.
Let’s hope that Michael Pineda can keep the good times going tonight!