CC Sabathia’s shot at win No. 20 was over before it started and the Yankees got trounced by the Rays in St. Pete. Josh Thomson was on the scene. Check out Josh’s notebook as well for a variety of news items.
I know it’s hard not to be concerned after an ugly performance like this one – particularly when it’s the ace on the mound – but the Red Sox have had a number of nasty losses over the past few weeks (as Terry Francona made it clear he wasn’t interested in chasing the division title), and I don’t think any less of Boston’s chances come next week.
Everyone – players, coaches, managers – will tell you that this weekend is NOTHING like what Wednesday (or Thursday) will be like. If you’re worried, just focus on the fact that the real games are still a few days away.