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Brendan Ryan breaks up CC Sabathia’s perfect game in seventh inning

Jul 26, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

New York Yankees CC Sabathia throws pitch to Texas Rangers in New York

UPDATE: So much for that. Sabathia got Ichiro swinging for his 12th strikeout to begin the seventh inning, but then Brendan Ryan flared a single into left field for the first hit of the ballgame.

9:05 PM: After play resumed, Sabathia got Greg Halman to pop out to first base (ending his strikeout streak at seven) and Chone Figgins on a groundout to end the inning. He’s now perfect through six. It’s beginning to rain again at Yankee Stadium, though.

9:00 PM: Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that play will resume around 9 p.m. ET. That’s just about…now. Sabathia will continue.

8:54 PM: CC Sabathia hasn’t allowed a baserunner over his first 5 1/3 innings this evening against the weak-hitting Mariners, but a rain delay has interrupted his chance at history.

Sabathia has already notched 11 strikeouts, just two short of his career-high. Incredibly, he has fanned the last seven batters he has faced.

The big left-hander has only thrown 59 pitches so far, so he should have plenty left in the tank if play resumes quickly. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that the tarp is being dumped out in left field, even though it is still drizzling a bit at Yankee Stadium, so it sounds like he’ll get a chance to finish what he has started.

  1. President Miraflores - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    If any Yankee can do it, it’s Sabathia. Thanks for jinxing him, baseball writers! #PhilRizzutorollsoverinhisgrave

    (Just joshin ya, guys, but seriously, that would be pretty cool if he finished this.)

  2. hittfamily - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Time to carb load. Gotta keep that energy level up. I hope they have a few dozen doughnuts in the clubhouse.

    • President Miraflores - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:22 PM

      Or a case of Cap’n Crunch.

  3. Richard In Big D - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    DJ, you know how I feel about this subject, as I’ve posted here before stirring up a major shitstorm. Since it’s a Yankee, though, I don’t care. Perfect game. Perfect game. Perfect game. The jinx is on!

    • Richard In Big D - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:22 PM

      See? You are not a true lover of the game…

      • damnyankee13 - Jul 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM

        may your favorite teams NEVER win another game

  4. joshftw - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    I dub thee Brendan “Dreamsmasher” Ryan.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Jul 26, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    And the Mariners lose again, ha ha ha ha ha. The Curse of Screwing the Yankees continues!

    • cktai - Jul 27, 2011 at 3:33 AM

      Curse of Screwing the Yankees?

      Do you mean that if the Mariners would have allowed CC Sabathia to complete a perfect game, they would have won this game?

      • deathmonkey41 - Jul 27, 2011 at 8:21 AM

        Hopefully the Seattle GM will be fired before he can back out of deals in the last minute with teams again. Eff Ewe Jack!!!

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