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Sabathia leads Yankees past Verlander

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 07, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In a matchup of aces, CC Sabathia outpitched (arguably) the best in the American League and led the Yankees to their second and most-impressive win of the year. Sabathia delivered seven scoreless innings, letting the Yankees avoid a series sweep with a 7-0 win against Justin Verlander and the Tigers.  The Yankees did all of their early offensive damage in the second inning when — of all people — Francisco Cervelli had an RBI double and Jayson Nix had a two-out, two-run home run. Sabathia took it from there, showing improved fastball velocity while allowing only four hits, none of which went for extra-bases. The Yankees tacked on four runs off the Tigers bullpen — another RBI for Cervelli, two for Kevin Youkilis – and let Dave Robertson and Mariano Rivera close out the win. A lot has gone wrong for the Yankees in this first week of the season, but for at least one day, a lot went right.

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26 Responses to “Sabathia leads Yankees past Verlander”

  1. Nick in SF April 7th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I said it early: shut down the Detroit batters and you shut down Detroit.

    Glad CC listened.

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 7th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Very nice.

    Onward and upward!

  3. blake April 7th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    CC was excellent today and the bats did their job….on to Cleveland where hopefully the first series win of the year lies

  4. blake April 7th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    @jnorris427: Heathcott, Flores, Austin today: 6 for 16, 2B, 2 RBI, 5 R. @TrentonThunder

    That group is gonna terrorize the eastern league

  5. Nick in SF April 7th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The Tribe tagged David Price for 8 ER on the way to a 13-0 romp. Let’s hope they used up all their hits for the week.

  6. Bo knows April 7th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    REpost

    Wells was lying about going to all fields. Same old, same old. Old dog.

    It’s disappointing but at least the bat speed is still there.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 7th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    So you don’t throw a player out after a few bad games.

    Good on Nix.

  8. blake April 7th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Yanks have to leave Gardner in CF

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 7th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    austin – CC took the pressure off the offense, and the offense in turn helped to take pressure off the the pitchin. Funny how that works, hey?

    Everyone needs to contribute, but you need that pitching to set the tone. One run can win a game when your pitching is on. But if your pitching stinks, all the offense in the world isn’t going to matter.

    But great to have both going at the same time!

  10. PacoDooley April 7th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ex Yankees that people like to complain about losing have not looked so great – Swisher was something like 0-5 today and has not hit well, Martin is yet to get a hit on the season, Cabrera hasn’t shown much, and Soriano already has a blown save and an ERA of 6.00.

    I’m sure some of them will get it together (though I think Martin is toast), but none have proven anything thus far on the season…

  11. jmills April 7th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Good win people. Boston can be all happy and stuff, but I’m planning premolar removal in their sleep. With a little luck,…they won’t feel a thing.

    I’m content, I’ve got my man Sting on the turntable.

  12. blake April 7th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Swisher will end up with his usual 20-25 homers….and .800-850 OPS I feel sure…. He does it every year

  13. implosion April 7th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Swisher is done and Martin will make the Yankee brass look very very smart. I love this team.

  14. jmills April 7th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Russell!, I can see why you begged out on Canada at the last minute, that orientation spring really did you well. Lovely.

  15. GordoMillones April 7th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Is it me or do I see Cervelli hitting a bit more than R. martin did with the yankees lol

  16. PacoDooley April 7th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    GordoMillones April 7th, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Is it me or do I see Cervelli hitting a bit more than R. martin did with the yankees lol
    ————————

    I don’t think Cervelli will hit better than Martin did in NY, but I think Cervelli will hit better than Martin does with the Pirates. I am guessing he ends up with a better OPS and a better WAR this year.

    I have a tiny bit of worry that Cervelli has had some ‘help’ with his improvement, but I like how he has looked thus far this spring.

  17. jmills April 7th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Maybe Cervalli will be serviceable like Rick Cerone, nothing wrong with that. Properly receiving is the key Jimmy, and as we discussed yesterday, hitting is soundly secondary.

  18. tucker April 7th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    “blake says:
    April 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    @jnorris427: Heathcott, Flores, Austin today: 6 for 16, 2B, 2 RBI, 5 R. @TrentonThunder

    That group is gonna terrorize the eastern league”

    And if we’re my, they will return a nice pitcher like Garza. Keys to the Kingdom!

  19. tucker April 7th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    We’re lucky … That is

  20. Doreen April 7th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Loved the 4 tack on runs in the two last innings.

  21. yankeefeminista April 7th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    C!

  22. fantasygame101 April 7th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    excellent work by cc. that is what an ace do. If the pitching live up to their expectation, I will take the current runs that this team is scoring.

  23. jmills April 7th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Yf, I’m happy that you guys are happy; I can live vicariously through anything :)

  24. UnKnown April 7th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    That’s a great win. Feeling good, real good.

    Now it’s time to string a few.

  25. jmills April 7th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Wow, Pat Benatar does an amazing rendition of, ” Wuthering Heights ” – Kate Bush is oh so proud!

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