Friday, August 3, 2012
All that stood between CC Sabathia and the deep threat of a perfect game was one pitch, and early on, you couldn’t help but feel that the Mariners might have been lucky to get even that one.
Until Miguel Olivo’s eighth-inning double, Sabathia was dented by only a solo Casper Wells home run in a dominant complete-game effort in which he struck out 10 as the Yankees defeated the Mariners, 6-3, on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Sabathia entered the ninth having allowed just two baserunners, but a leadoff walk and a long homer by Dustin Ackley prompted a visit from manager Joe Girardi, who returned to the dugout after briefly chatting with his ace.
CC really was dominating. He almost made up for his last performance, that’s how good he was.
How funny is it that Ichiro seems to get a single single each game?
Hopefully these two wins are the start of a nice winning streak.