Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 7/22/13
Maybe this is just who CC Sabathia is now. A pitcher with a low 90s fastball, good for quality starts (6 IP, 3 ERs) with a smattering of gems and stinkers thrown in. After another off game, this time giving up 7 ER, it's beginning to look like that's the case. Sabathia's ERA is above 4.00 and steadily rising, and his fastball average is barely above 90 mph and he has shown a Phil Hughes-like inability to put away hitters with two strikes. There has been ample speculation about the causes for Sabathia's struggles. Early in the season, it was the fact that he was working his way back from surgery and his velocity would come back. Then everyone, from Girardi to Cashman to Sabathia himself acknowledged that his velocity might never come back but that he would learn to work with it. On the Sunday night telecast on ESPN, John Kruk even speculated that it might be due to Sabathia's noticeable weight loss. Whatever the reason, it's clear that the Sabathia...
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