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Sabathia welcomes Granderson with a bit of a truth stretch

Feb 16, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

CC Sabathia, on new teammate Curtis Granderson:

Hopefully he’ll hit like 50 homers in our stadium. He was always a tough out for me.

If you’re curious, for his career Granderson is 3-for-19 (.158) with seven strikeouts and zero walks against Sabathia. In fact, 115 different batters have had at least 20 career plate appearances against Sabathia and Granderson has the third-worst OPS, ahead of only Bengie Molina and Angel “Tough Out” Berroa.

  1. ecp - Feb 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    A no-brainer, since Sabathia is left handed.

  2. Chris - Feb 16, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    to be fair, he said he was a tough out, not that he didn’t actually get him out… though i’m just playing devil’s advocate.

  3. BC - Feb 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Granderson hits lefties worse than I do. Maybe he should try swinging his wallet instead of a bat.

  4. Jonny5 - Feb 16, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Well, maybe he liked him so much it was tough mentally, to strike him out. But had to do what he had to do obviuosly…
    You know, even though he’s a stormtrooper for Stien-Vadar I can’t help but like C.C. He just seems like a genuinely nice guy.

  5. Lawrence From Plattekill - Feb 16, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    But they were all line drives right at Johnny Damon.

  6. Charlie - Feb 16, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    When CC played here in Cleveland, he was a class act all the way. Still miss him here but wishing him the best in New York.

  7. JohnnyB - Feb 17, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    but he must hit lefties better than Jacque Jones ever did….

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