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CC Sabathia dispatches Indians in return from disabled list

Aug 24, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

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CC Sabathia never thought his elbow issue was of major concern, and he dealt a blow to anyone who doubted him by holding the Indians to one run in 7 1/3 innings and striking out nine in a victory Friday night.

Sabathia allowed just four hits in improving to 13-3 on the season. An Asdrubal Cabrera home run to center was the only damage.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Bombers.

The most notable event from the game came when Corey Kluber beaned Derek Jeter in the second inning, knocking the shortstop’s helmet off (video here). Uncharacteristically, Jeter yelled at Kluber after the pitch, but he took his base and remained in the game. He finished with two hits.

Sabathia has won his last six decisions dating back to June 12. He’s now 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA in six career starts against his original organization.

  1. doctorfootball - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    CC got a bit lucky hanging a few sliders, but he was dominant otherwise. He definitely looked fatigued in the late innings, which is unusual for him. He got the job done though.

    • bigharold - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:52 PM

      ” He definitely looked fatigued in the late innings, which is unusual for him. He got the job done though.”

      You’re half right, .. he got the job done. He had one difficult inning, .. the 5th, .. and he eventually struck out the side.

      Sabathia, .. what he’s always been, .. a dominant stud Ace. For a guy that hasn’t thrown a pitch in over two weeks he looked absolutely great.

      • bigharold - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:53 PM

        Correction, .. his tough inning was the 6th, .. typo.

  2. randygnyc - Aug 25, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Ugly pitch, in on Jeter. Missed his face by ONE INCH, or less.

  3. thatyankeedude - Aug 25, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    If the guy went for jeters head that’s just plain wrong but if he didn’t then that is pretty bad control from a big leaguer. Either way that’s going to cause a reaction no matter who got hit, it’s adrenaline and it gets u pumped! I hope that Derek getting hit wakes everyone on the Yankees up a little but because the team had looked dull the last few weeks.

  4. vallewho - Aug 25, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    CC once again proved that he will protect his team mates. I think it was a perfect game at the time. Unlike Andy P, who in my opinion has shown that he will not even brush back anyone when his teammates are attacked. I really like Andy, but hate that aspect. Love CC though.

  5. hardballtalkusername - Aug 25, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    One thing missing is that Sabathia threw behind Cabrera, Cabrera gave him a wink and proceeded to homer off him in that at bat.

    • Jeremy T - Aug 25, 2012 at 10:15 AM

      The very next pitch, actually

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