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Video: Sabathia discusses latest start

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 21, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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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.”

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48 Responses to “Video: Sabathia discusses latest start”

  1. jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 11:42 am

    CountryClub May 21st, 2013 at 11:12 am
    Overbay’s career OPS vs rhp is .825, so he’s not playing that much above his head, especially given his new home park. It’s not as if he’s never been a good hitter.

    ————————

    Look at his numbers the past 2 years vs righties. They’re worse than Teixera’s. And Teix is a better defensive player.

    I’m not going to go by just the past 2 years. Over his career he has been a good hitter vs rhp so I’m saying it’s not extremely surprising what he is doing now. No one is saying he will OPS .950 vs rhp all year, but the chance he is better than Tex is good, unless Tex shows some signs of change, and hasn’t.

    Anyway, they can’t just release Overbay as soon as Tex is done with rehab.

  2. jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi
    Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to found a new soccer team in NYC — the New York City Football Club. Starts in 2015.

    Oh, they dared call it “football” in the USA. So many will be confused.

  3. Jerkface May 21st, 2013 at 11:48 am

    @bkabak 4m

    Interesting from NYY press release: “Randy Levine will be point person in leading effort to launch and establish the team on behalf of NYY.”

    I hope this means he isnt going to make anymore signings.

  4. Jerkface May 21st, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Although it would be awful if he started making football signings using the baseball coffers.

  5. Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 11:56 am

    we talk trash in baseball, but you might get stabbed for doing so if it’s football. But most likely, a punch in the face.

  6. CompassRosy May 21st, 2013 at 11:57 am

    YT ~

    Yes .
    ESPN Team Batting Stats. . .
    filter by “None On” and sort by “HR”
    (I included the link in my post)

  7. blake May 21st, 2013 at 11:59 am

    The Red Sox went downhill when Henry bought a soccer team….it’s a conflict of interest. If they use the extra cash to sign players then fine…..i

  8. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Jerkface May 21st, 2013 at 11:48 am

    @bkabak 4m

    Interesting from NYY press release: “Randy Levine will be point person in leading effort to launch and establish the team on behalf of NYY.”

    I hope this means he isnt going to make anymore signings.

    ————-

    WTF??

    Maybe the Yankees will be the first org to figure out how to infuse soccer with commercials…

  9. Warning Track Power May 21st, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    C.C. did not have his A stuff last night. The balls he left up were put in play by the O’s.
    Here’s to hoping his performance last night is not the norm going forward. With his fastball hovering around 91 MPH, C.C. might have to channel his inner-Mike Mussina to keep the hitters off balance, 1-9 in the line-up.

    What I loved about the pitching last night was how Robertson threw that great curve to strike out Davis. In my mind I was calling for the curve on that pitch. Robertson executed the pitch to perfection. Was the type of pitch some broadcasters would describe as, “un-hitable”

  10. Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Shame, you figure NYC will have a large base for football.

  11. RadioKev May 21st, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    This is like when Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch. Back away from those toxic assets.

  12. mick May 21st, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    NY needs a football team, a real football team. Those other 2 play in Jersey.

  13. Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    would have.

  14. Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I wonder when Bloomberg will introduce the metric system as a more efficient way of measuring the volumes of those gigantic slurpy cups in 7 11.

  15. bruceb May 21st, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I thought the Yanks were aligned to Man United, not Man City? In any case, who’s interested in “footy” on this blog apart from myself and Nick in SF?

  16. Tackelberry May 21st, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Sean Kelley has been lights out lately. His slider has been really nasty. Didn’t know it ws that good. Maybe better than MOntgomery’s

  17. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Shame, you figure NYC will have a large base for football.

    ———————

    NYC has already had a team…?

  18. blake May 21st, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    “Shame, you figure NYC will have a large base for football.”

    The Giants do well

  19. Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Do we have a soccer team? I would not know.

  20. Warning Track Power May 21st, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Tackel-
    Sean Kelley has certainly exceeded my expectations. Once again last night he was terrific.
    I’m sure by now he has earned a lot of trust from Girardi.
    Despite the very high ERA, I wonder if Kelley is neck and neck with Joba-in terms of which player Girardi trusts most around the 7th inning???

  21. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Do we have a soccer team? I would not know.

    ————–

    The Red Bulls lol.

    Soccer is a joke here.

  22. Cashmoney May 21st, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    lol… touche, Shame. Did not realize the energy drink has a team named after it.

  23. CompassRosy May 21st, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    blake May 21st, 2013 at 11:59 am
    The Red Sox went downhill when Henry bought a soccer team….it’s a conflict of interest. If they use the extra cash to sign players then fine…..i

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Paul Allen owns a football team and a soccer team (and a basketball team!) . . .
    He’s doin’ OK

    ;)

  24. pat May 21st, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal
    #Yankees 14th in AL in runs per game at home, fourth on road. So much for the idea that it’s Yankee Stadium reviving their newcomers.

  25. blake May 21st, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    “Paul Allen owns a football team and a soccer team (and a basketball team!) . . .
    He’s doin’ OK”

    They all suck too

  26. bruceb May 21st, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    MLS just doesn’t do it for me. It’s light years behind the major European leagues in terms of quality and you can’t adopt a team; you grow up a fan of a team.

    Pele, Beckenbauer, Beckham. They’ve all played in the U.S. but is soccer really any further on here than it was 30 years ago? I don’t think so.

    In the U.S., it’s a sport played by teenage girls and shunned by the diehard fans, who are too busy rooting for their own football, baseball, basketball and hockey teams.

  27. CompassRosy May 21st, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    “They all suck too”

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    ???

    Can’t speak to the Blazers, as I don’t follow basketball but . .
    if I’m not mistaken, the Seahawks were pretty good last season ;)
    (and considered one of the favorites going into 2013)

    As for the Sounders, despite not having an MLS championship yet, they have pretty much set the precedent for how “start up” a soccer team.

  28. blake May 21st, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    The Seahawks were 11-5 last year……overall though they have been a pretty meh organization as have the blazers in recent years.

    My point was that its pretty tough to devote enough time to multiple pro organizations as they are all year round now ….JMO

    If the yanks are just using this as an investment then fine I guess…..I just think it’ll make it even harder for them to slash payroll with a straight face though

  29. CompassRosy May 21st, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    “In the U.S., it’s a sport played by teenage girls and shunned by the diehard fans, who are too busy rooting for their own football, baseball, basketball and hockey teams.”

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    except in Seattle where . . .
    they don’t have basketball or hockey and the football season doesn’t overlap much.
    The Sounders are averaging just over 39,000/game this season.
    (the M’s are green with envy ;) )

  30. bruceb May 21st, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Good to hear, Rosy. I guess I must have a pretty blinkered point of view living in New York, where the only people who will talk football/soccer with me are the other ex-Pats working in my office.

  31. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I know ya’ll don’t believe me but soccer’s biggest issue is the lack of ability to advertise within the game.

    Back to baseball: I got the sads when Nuno lost this start. I remember they recalled him but did they send him back down?

  32. Jerkface May 21st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I remember they recalled him but did they send him back down?

    No they skipped him and he’ll be out of the bullpen until the next andy P start.

  33. luis May 21st, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Good afternoon,

    Yes Shame… That’s basically the reason Soccer is not a bigger sport in the US… They haven’t figured out a way to insert commercials in to the game periods…They tried to make four periods, instead of the regular two 45 min periods, but it seems that it didn’t work and FIFA never accepted those changes

  34. UpState May 21st, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Self & all 3 kids played NCAA Soccer (football).
    All of us still play.

    Welcome Manchester City !

  35. luis May 21st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    So no sponsors…No media coverage..Not much fan interest I guess

  36. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Jerkface May 21st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I remember they recalled him but did they send him back down?

    No they skipped him and he’ll be out of the bullpen until the next andy P start.

    ————–

    Sads. :(

  37. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    luis May 21st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    So no sponsors…No media coverage..Not much fan interest I guess

    ————

    That’s exactly it.. baseball and football are the two most popular sports here, and also the most advertiser friendly. Coincidence or conspiracy?! :twisted:

  38. luis May 21st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    luis May 21st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    So no sponsors…No media coverage..Not much fan interest I guess

    ————

    That’s exactly it.. baseball and football are the two most popular sports here, and also the most advertiser friendly. Coincidence or conspiracy?!

    ========================

    LOL! I wouldn’t call it conspiracy… Just that it is easier and more effective to advertise on those sports

  39. longtimefan May 21st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Sabathia–They did a good job of barreling some balls.”

    SOS, perils of long term contracts, where is the incentive

  40. tomingeorgia May 21st, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    luis,
    What confuses me when I watch soccer is the time-keeping. The idea of an unannounced amount of “extra time” is alien. In football, the gun goes off, that’s it. In baseball, it’s nine innings, or until somebody wins.

  41. ron May 21st, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    What skipping him does is limit the amount of games pettitte might miss.
    Maybe only a start,instead of two.

  42. luis May 21st, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    tomingeorgia May 21st, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    luis,
    What confuses me when I watch soccer is the time-keeping. The idea of an unannounced amount of “extra time” is alien. In football, the gun goes off, that’s it. In baseball, it’s nine innings, or until somebody wins.

    ====================
    I understand this… The extra time is basically for the time lost while faults are committed or change of players take place or when a team that is winning wants to run the clock… it is very subjective

  43. kd May 21st, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I’m going to make an extremely selfish statement: I don’t want Mo to retire. I think he could get 40 saves a year for at least two more years. 189 be damned, we need him

  44. luis May 21st, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Who wants Mo to retire? Nobody that I know of

  45. Warning Track Power May 21st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    KD-
    Join the club. Mo is a grown man and he can retire when he wishes. Let’s all be grateful for the many, many years he was the Yankees closer.
    Nobody will ever be as great as him. Yankees fans have been spoiled since ’96 with Mo.
    Next year could be a nightmare in the 9th inning because there is only 1 Mo and he’ll be
    watching the games on Yes

  46. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Bottom line to date on CC’s pitching.

    When you have an average fastball you obviously must locate which he has not done consistently.

    More importantly when you do have two strikes on a hitter you do not float a breaking ball “cookie” in the zone which he did and got hammered.

    Hopefully the warmer weather will help the velocity because if not this may become another albatross contract.

    And btw those are the same comments that should be directed at tonight’s starter who has far fewer credentials than CC.

  47. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Luis, with respect to soccer as a major draw in the U.S.

    1-In those countries where soccer/football s prevalent, it has always been the major sport.

    2- while in recent years hoops has made some inroads and gained attention from the youth. Soccer remains king.

    3-The U.S. has 4 major sports from which to attract their audience with lifetime enthusiasts.(There is an analogy here, think of why pro sports except football don’t fare as well in Florida), too many other things to do!

    4- So it’s the competition at the pro level that makes soccer a runner up for the viewer’s attention.

    5-please do not be offended but except for the occasional scissors kick , soccer is a deadly boring sport to watch for most Americans compared to home runs, long pass completions, hard body checks and balletic hockey moves and of course three point shots and dunking.

    6- Soccer is and will continue to prosper at the amateur and scholastic levels in the U.S. but will take a generation if ever to compete at the pro level except with our more recent immigrant population.

    7- Frankly and this is my own opinion soccer may be wonderful to play but as a viewing commodity it’s like watching paint dry.

    I have the same opinion of actually watching cars going around in circles polluting the environment and wasting energy or golf pros whose shot making is alien to most of the viewers! ;)

    And speaking of old which normally I don’t like to be reminded of Luis.

    The email address, while we are young!

  48. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Blake, great comment about Paul Allen.

    Billionaires need something to spend their billions on , and they need not be profitable especially when you can afford the most creative book keeping this side of Hollywood!


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