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Wrapping it up from Tampa

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 29, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are 11-11 in CC Sabathia’s starts. The big lefty is not happy about it, either.

“It is annoying. No matter whether I get the win or not, you want to go out and try to help the team any way you can and it’s pretty frustrating that I’ve been going out there and not helping us,” he said.

Some of it is CC’s fault. His ERA is a pedestrian 3.83. On a few occasions, he has lacked run support. Tonight it was poor defense. CC also admitted he’s been getting away with having poor control going back to the Minnesota game before the break. He’ll be working on that in the days ahead.

Meanwhile the Yankees caught a break when Jonathan Papelbon kicked away a lead in the ninth and Boston lost 9-8 to those not-so-plucky Oakland Athletics. The leads remains 2.5 games.

A little more on Chien-Ming Wang: He has a tear in the shoulder capsule ligament. I’ve been gathering information from doctors, his agent, Will Carroll and others and it sounds like this is the sort of shoulder injury that could keep Wang out deep into next season.

It has been a pretty brutal last 13 months for the guy. He was 46-15 over a span of two and half years and now his career is in jeopardy. This will be devastating news in Taiwan. Hopefully Wang can overcome this series of setbacks and return to form, be it with the Yankees or another team.

I spoke with him earlier and he was pretty down. Hard not to be in that situation.

Thanks to everybody for reading today. We had nearly 3,000 comments over the last 24 hours and 110,000+ page views. It’s great to see so many people getting involved in our community.

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