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If the Tigers lose today, CC Sabathia will get the ball in a potential clincher. Max Scherzer hopes to avoid that and even up the series against the Yankees' Freddy Garcia. Follow the action here.
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Since my Facebook page is blowing up this morning about C.C. Sabathia‘s strike zone last night, I figured I’d investigate. Yankees fans, and the Yankees manager, are all over last night’s home plate umpire, Gerry Davis, claiming that Sabathia got squeezed. If only there was a way to find out…. Whalla! I give you PITCHf/x!
Here is Sabathia’s location chart...
The marquee pitching matchup between CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander may have had to wait for a few days, but it didn’t disappoint when it finally came around. Verlander went 8 innings and gave up four runs to get the win, and Tigers left fielder Delmon Young delivered the go-ahead… read more.
The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers open the playoffs the same way they began the regular season: Justin Verlander vs. CC Sabathia...
Neither C.C. Sabathia nor Justin Verlander had much success in their efforts to persuade their respective managers to allow them to pitch Game 2 on Sunday.
Listening to Joe Girardi explaining why it wasn't the right thing to do, bringing back CC Sabathia to pitch last night after he'd "taxed" himself by throwing 27 pitches before the rains suspended Game 1 of the division series, and then hearing his Tigers counterpart Jim Leyland give the same assessment on his ace, Justin Verlander, once again illustrated how drastically...
Joe Girardi didn’t like the way the strike zone was called Monday night:
Joe Girardi was fuming over Gerry Davis’ inconsistent strike zone Monday night, but his players seemed to accept it as part of the game.
Davis appeared to be squeezing CC Sabathia in the early innings – Sabathia walked four of the first six batters, matching his season high before he had recorded an out...
After a shaky first inning, Detroit's Max Scherzer, making his first postseason start, settled down to lead the Tigers to a huge win over the Yankees on Sunday in the American League Division Series.
The long awaited Justin Verlander/ CC Sabathia finally took place tonight in game three of the first round of the playoffs (I hate calling it the ALDS). While it wasn't quite the pitching duel some may have expected, it was an entertaining and tension-filled game from start to finish.
Tigers ace Justin Verlander allowed a lead off single to Derek Jeter and a triple to Curtis...
If the Yankees are coming home to the Bronx Thursday night for a game 5 in this opening round of the American League Divisional Series against Detroit, it will be the pitching that them there. Because of a suspended game 1 Friday in the Bronx, the complexion of this series changed. And if New York is going to do it, their ace, CC Sabathia will be the one to get them to the ALCS next...
Robinson Cano grounded out to end the game with the potential tying runs on base. The aces C. C. Sabathia and Justin Verlander start in Game 3 on Monday.
When the Yankees signed Freddy Garcia, it was no sure thing he would start the third game of a series against the Royals in June, let alone the third game of the playoffs.
But here he is, lined up to get the ball in Game 3 of the ALDS, when he'll face the Tigers in Detroit after getting the nod over A.J. Burnett, Bartolo Colon and Phil Hughes.
"He's kind of earned...