Friday, October 6, 2017
CC The Stopper
The Yankees are facing a 0-1 hole with 0-2 possibly on the horizon after a 4-0 defeat on Thursday night. The Yankees also have to face Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber on Friday night which is bad new for any team but the Indians should not over look their opposing pitcher for Game 2.
CC Sabathia has been one of the best pitchers over his time in the MLB and has pitched countless big games and tonight's game is no different. CC will have to be the stopper like he has been time and time again. Sabathia is 9-0 this season with a 1.71 ERA in starts, according to Katie Sharp following a Yankee loss this season and heres to hoping he ends up 10-0 by the end of the night. Sabathia will certainly be amped up to pitch in one of the biggest games of the Yankees' season tonight but he will have even more adrenaline pumping because the Indians are his former team. Sabathia is a career 9-5 pitcher with a 4.53 ERA in the postseason but with his 107.1 innings of postseason experience should play a big factor.
The Yankee offense will still have to do the "impossible" and score runs against Corey Kluber, which looks like an even larger feat after they struck out 14 times last night and they didn't face Kluber. This Yankee team is known for scratching and clawing in games so I expect a hard fought game and any break for the Yankees could result in a win with a rested pen and with Cleveland without Andrew Miller and Cody Allen. The Yankees know what they are up against but the Indians might not know what they are truly up against.
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