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Home sweet home? Sabathia struggles (again) in Oakland

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia

There’s no active American League park in which CC Sabathia has a worse career ERA than the coliseum in Oakland. He’s struggled here in the past, and he struggled again tonight in a 6-4 Yankees loss to the Athletics. Sabathia allowed six runs through six innings, pushing his career ERA to 5.30 in the stadium so close to where he grew up. Things got ugly in a hurry when Coco Crisp led off the bottom of the first with a home run. Derek Norris doubled in another run in the second, then he hit a three-run homer in the fourth. It was a Sabathia wild pitch that brought home the sixth A’s run. The Yankees offense didn’t do much to help until the very end. A singles-filled rally in the eighth scored the first two Yankees runs, and two more scored on a two-out single by Mark Teixeira in the ninth. The whole thing ended with Travis Hafner just missing a game-tying home run. Teixeira, Brett Gardner and Robinson Cano had two hits each. Teixeira had three RBI.

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21 Responses to “Home sweet home? Sabathia struggles (again) in Oakland”

  1. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Seriously thought that was going out. Cold air kept it in. Trudge to the BART train. Sad thoughts.

  2. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:18 am

    5.30 in a pitcher’s park. Too much partying with the homies?

  3. Rich in NJ June 12th, 2013 at 1:19 am

    They really need a corner OF bat.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 1:20 am

    jacksquat – they finally gave us some positives to take from the game. They fought back and didn’t give up. And they almost did it.

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    OldSchool, I think you’re going to bring us good luck tomorrow night! Wave if you see the camera in your direction. :)

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    Apparently, the A’s can be gotten to. Nobody knows exactly when in the game it’s going to happen, but it does happen.

  5. Nilsson June 12th, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Seriously thought that was going out. Cold air kept it in. Trudge to the BART train. Sad thoughts.

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    How cold does it get at night at that park? From Hafner’s reaction off the bat, he thought he tied it up. He squared it up pretty good.

  6. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 1:26 am

    it is just a matter of time before we say thank you and goodbye to overbay.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Seems like Robby is coming around. Gardner definitely is. Two good signs.

  8. Jack Lynn Rose Amelia June 12th, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Good job by our ace again. At least he beat the Red Sox once to keep us in close proximity to the Red Sox.

  9. Jack Lynn Rose Amelia June 12th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    We could really use a guy like Danny Nava.

  10. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    This is where it would be nice if the offense could step up and win a game 8 to 6 or something. 4 runs? I guess to the novice baseball fan that could look good. Plus the bar is set extremely low so I agree 4 runs scored feels like 15 with a typical Yankee team.

    Still just like a 2-1 win is good because all that matters is a the win. A 6-4 loss is just that a loss. I can’t celebrate 4 runs. Sorry I got standards.

  11. Jack Lynn Rose Amelia June 12th, 2013 at 1:37 am

    ” Sorry I got standards.” – Unknown

    Fixed.

  12. Jack Lynn Rose Amelia June 12th, 2013 at 1:37 am

    ”Sorry I got low standards.” – Unknown

    Fixed again.

  13. the vaunted chris June 12th, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Atta boy, ace.

  14. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Well I’ll let Bozo and Cooky the clowns talk to each other from here. Somehow they are both mentally perfect for each other. Too-Da-Loo… :grin:

  15. theREALkevin June 12th, 2013 at 1:38 am

    One good thing is Tex was 2-5 with no strikeouts. Maybe that is the start of something for him… Granted I didn’t see either hit and they were both singles, so maybe they were bloops, but still no strikeouts is nice

  16. Jack Lynn Rose Amelia June 12th, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I may be crazy, but I’m a genius. In your dreams, you couldn’t come to close to my intelligence.

    Hey Kevin! Maybe that’s the start of something, but I doubt it. Teixeira is what he is.

  17. Jack Lynn Rose Amelia June 12th, 2013 at 1:44 am

    I am crazy. Fixed.

  18. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 1:44 am

    assuming gardner continues his hitting ways and it is improbable to find an upgrade on ss and c then they need musty to replace adams and another lefty bat who can really play the of and hit better. This way against lefty, you have wells and musty in the lineup. And against righty, you have ichiro and the other lefty of on the lineup.

  19. Rich in NJ June 12th, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Except Ich is now better v. LHP.

  20. theREALkevin June 12th, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Yeah you’re probably right, but he’s not going to hit .195 all season either (God I hope not anyhow). I mean he’s kinda all or nothing at times at this point in his career now but he’s still not Carlos Pena. He will raise the average at least somewhat, and maybe he will get at least a little hot soon. Lord knows this offense needs it

  21. 4TrainNorth June 12th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Bartolo so obviously back on the Papi Juice. Or maybe just the “offense” making it look that way?

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