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Sabathia not shaken, Teixeira just stirred

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on Oct 02, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia and Joe Girardi both chalked up tonight’s woeful start (2.2 IP, 9 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 5 BB) to poor fastball command and good timing. “He had no command of his fastball,” Girardi said. “For whatever reason, it wasn’t there tonight. I don’t make too much out of it.”

Girardi had Sabathia on a pitch count of 85-90, but he talked earlier about how the opportunity to win 20 games made this an important game. The players in the clubhouse appeared to genuinely want the achievement for Sabathia, who said he found it difficult to pitch for an individual goal (win No. 20) in an otherwise meaningless game.

For more Sabathia, check out the audio here:

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The news was positive about Mark Teixeira. The pitch hit him on the left hand, not left shoulder. It spooked him (any 94 MPH heater at the chin would) and he wanted to make sure all his facilities were in order.

Both Teixeira and Girardi were a bit short in answering the question, but they said the pitch from David Price was NOT intentional. I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Anyway, here’s Tex talking about the scare:

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OK, more after I file my game story.

 
 

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20 Responses to “Sabathia not shaken, Teixeira just stirred”

  1. Betsy October 2nd, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    LOL great title, Sam….

  2. Betsy October 2nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I’d rather Tex be hit on the shoulder instead of the hand……

  3. 100 pitches of fun... October 2nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Yeah I want to see Price have the balls to do that to Posada. I am assuming that loser saw the Blue Jays game and didn’t want to get body slammed so he was smart and picked on someone else.

  4. XLJ October 2nd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    No surprise here Sabathia cant pitch well in october. Burnett will be the best pitcher in the postseason.

  5. XLJ October 2nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Of course Price did that intentionally. Looked to me they were trying to injure Teixeira and hit him the same spot Pena got hit.

    If I was Girardi I would take out all the starters and have Josh Towers throw one right at Longoria’s head.

  6. Wang IS Taiwan October 2nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    That was Josh’s cleverness at work on the title.

  7. pat October 2nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    “LOL great title, Sam….”

    It was good but give Josh credit where credit is due

  8. Betsy October 3rd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Oh, that’s right – Josh, great title!

  9. Christina October 3rd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Well, we now know what Josh looks like. Great title.

  10. Medical Hair Restoration October 3rd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    So they hit Tex, because Pena was done for the year.

    Was it intentional? Just because the Yankees say it was not intentional, does not mean it is true. Anybody? I miss one game and those rats go after one of our best players.

  11. RalphieD (OPPC) October 3rd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    CC will be fine…i have no worries about him…hes big time and will show up in 5 days

  12. steve n October 3rd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I’m seeing different reports in all over. Can somebody give us a straight report on Texeira?

  13. Trevor (Super Mario) October 3rd, 2009 at 12:05 am

    “Of course Price did that intentionally. Looked to me they were trying to injure Teixeira and hit him the same spot Pena got hit”

    Scary thought if that was the case. Why in world would you want to injury another player intentionally?
    That’s certainly not what happened with Pena. Rays appear to be sore losers.
    Glad I rooted for the Philles to beat them.

  14. disco stu October 3rd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    “No surprise here Sabathia cant pitch well in october. Burnett will be the best pitcher in the postseason.”

    Stop, just stop!!! So the calendar now shows October and because CC had a bad outing in a tune up start before the post-season, you are convinced he wont pitch well in the post-season?

    Unbelievable

    I cannot wait to see your posts at 11:45pm on Wednesday after CC goes 7 innings of 1 run ball in a 5-1 Yankee Game 1 win … will you even have the guts to say you were wrong about him … or … will you conveniently say that you knew all along that CC would come up big?

  15. GreenBeret7 October 3rd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    It’s hard to believe that some of these idiot trolls have enough brain power to blow their noses. Somehow, though, they’ve figured out how to change their names on a daily basis. A frontal lobotomy would do them no good, since there is no place to start.

  16. Lauren October 3rd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    If Pena was not previously hit, I would buy this “untentional crap”. This was done with purpose and malice. With nothing to play for, these 3 games are essentially Rays’ “post season games”. So I hope they enjoy it, as Yankees are going to the dance and the Rays are sitting these one out.

  17. Aura October 3rd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    thats out of control if it was intentional

  18. Paco Dooley October 3rd, 2009 at 5:55 am

    There’s no way that pitch hit him in the hand! It was no where near his hand. It ricocheted off his shoulder and he fell on his wrist from what I saw in all the replays.

  19. Rich in NJ October 3rd, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I take the blame for CC’s bad outing. When I got in my car, CC had just gotten the 2nd out in the 1st inning. He then proceeded to give up four runs. My bad.

    That said, if the players wanted CC to get 20, DHing Molina didn’t quite fit with that mindset.

  20. Rich in NJ October 3rd, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Actually, when Girardi was asked in the postgame on YES if the pitch by Price was intentional, Girardi said that he didn’t know.

    Check the transcript.

    Cone also thought that it was intentional.

    The Rays are jerks. Pena swung at the pitch by CC that hit him. So the HBP is on him.


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