The New York Yankees will start a three-game sequence at Fenway Park on Tuesday night with first place in the AL East on the line and with CC Sabathia on the heap.
The Yankees usually like their opportunities with the big lefthander on the hill, although Sabathia is 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA in four starts versus the Boston Red Sox this season and he is only 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA at Fenway Park in 2011.
New York generally has dropped 10 out of its 12 games versus Boston this season. That is portion of the motive the Yankees sit 1 ½ games after the Red Sox title into this sequence.
Therefore, how do you illustrate the struggles of Sabathia against Boston and his command of the rest of the majors? Sabathia finally has 17-3 with a 2.40 ERA against everybody but Boston.
Larry Rothschild, Yankees pitching coach said, “It’s a mistake here or there in the late innings. There are a lot of ground ball hits that just go through, some bloop hits, then something big happens and the floodgates have opened. I don’t think it’s anything monumental that needs to be changed.”
Making the mission of the Yankees extra challenging is the reality that Derek Jeter (knee) the shortstop and Alex Rodriguez (thumb) third baseman are questionable for the game on Tuesday and the whole series.
The Yankees and Sabathia have been not capable to resolve the Red Sox this season. Yet they will get one more opportunity on Tuesday night.