About CC Sabathia’s latest start…
Joe Girardi: “He got some balls up. He left some sliders up tonight and they were home runs and doubles, but he battled. I thought he battled all night and gave us a chance to win the game. … It happens. That’s the bottom line; it happens. Maybe he got a little tired; I don’t think so, but he left some sliders up, left a changeup up to Hardy. He made some mistakes in that seventh inning.”
Austin Romine: “I would say it was probably the slider. It was on and off. He made some good pitches with it early, and it kind of went up and down from there. Some of the balls hit hard were sliders up. But like I said, he battled. We get that dink hit over first. (If) it doesn’t happen, then he’s still in the game. It’s just unfortunate. Sometimes they get those dink hits, but it’s still part of the game.”
CC Sabathia: “I think later in the game I was up with everything. Early in the game, I felt like I had good command, I just couldn’t put guys away. … I threw a lot of fastballs in. They were ready, though. When I did make a mistake, they did a good job of barreling it up, hitting doubles. They did a good job of barreling some balls.”
By the way, we’re going to do a chat tomorrow at noon. Stop by if you can!