It was a dream matchup for Indians fans: the former ace CC Sabathia vs his heir apparent Fausto Carmona. Carmona lasted 4 innings while CC didn’t even give up a hit through 4 innings. Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Hideki Matsui, and even Nick Swisher pounded Cleveland for 10 runs.
After CC exited, Dave Robertson pitched a 1-2-3 8th inning, but Jose Veras blew his mop-up appearance in the 9th, surrendering 2 runs, to make the score 10-5. Let’s hope Joe Girardi keeps Veras as the mop-up guy until he gets his head on straight- and make no mistake, it is all psychological for Veras.
By the way, Michael Kay and John Flattery both said how generous CC was to his teammates and to the clubhouse attendants and boys in Cleveland, and now in New York. They commented how nice, friendly, and relaxed CC is. Unlike other starters, CC is very approached before his start, and was seen playing Nintendo’s RBI Baseball with Brian Bruney. CC was the 1986 Red Sox and Bruney was the 1986 Mets. They also said CC legally changed his name to be “CC”, without the “C.C.” or his first name, middle name.
It’s a shame how the New York MEDIA ripped CC’s weight before he even signed with the Yanks, and called his greedy for taking his time to sign the contract.
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