CC's Still Shaky But No Cause For Concern

CC Sabathia is 1-3 after six starts, it's hardly what the Yankees were hoping for when they signed the hefty lefty to a record $161 million contract in the offseason. Has he pitched poorly? Not really.

Yesterday CC was solid through the first six innings giving up only one run but fell apart in the 7th. He simply ran out of gas.

"I've got to do a better job trying to keep us in the game," Sabathia said.

In his last start CC went the distance in Detriot and in that start the Yankees couldn't help him out with their hitting. Yesterday the offense could'nt do anything against Angels pitcher Matt Palmer.

"My arm feels good, my body feels good," Sabathia insisted. "That's just baseball. I'm throwing the ball better than at this time last year. It's a long season."

Last year Sabathia struggled in his first few starts and as we all saw he turned things around, I expect much of the same. He's too good to stay at the pace he's going now. He will hit a hot streak this season and he will be the pitcher the Yankees thought they were getting when they signed him. Everyone needs to remember these are new surroundings for CC and there is the weight of the world on his shoulders every time he goes out there so lets be a little patient.

The team will perform better once Alex Rodriguez returns to the lineup and Chein-Ming Wang returns healthy to the rotation. Until then we have to grind things out with what we have and what we have isn't as bad as people make it oout to be. It's only May 3.

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