2010 Pretty In Pinstripes Challenge Tracker: Entry #34 – 5/13/10 – Yankees @ Tigers

Oh boy….
What a messy start from CC Sabathia. 
He looked like a different man in this game. This isn’t the CC Sabathia we know. This isn’t the CC Sabathia we’re used to. This game caused some fans to overreact (Yeah, we’ve never seen THAT happen before), and start to panic.
Relax, people. Switch to decaf and take a deep breath. This isn’t a start to a trend of bad pitching from CC Sabathia. It is what it is: one bad start. So just chill out. He’ll go back to dominating, I have no doubt in my mind about it.
What surprised m
e the most (and I don’t know why anything coming from our fanbase surprises me anymore) is that people were blaming CC Sabathia for the loss. Yes, CC was bad, but he could have been pitching a one-hit shutout, and we still would have lost the game.
Our bats seemed to be asleep, and many people were quick to jump all over them, too, but I’m here to tell you it wasn’t their faults, either. It was no one’s fault. We were out-pitched. It’s as simple as that.
We were facing Justin Verlander. He is one of the best pitchers in baseball. He was absolutely lights-out, and shut us out completely. We’re going to face pitchers who completely paralyze our bats. While I was angry at our bats in the first two games of this series, I am not angry at them for this game.
Come on, people, you have to give credit where it is due: Justin Verlander owned us.
Don’t blame CC, don’t blame the Yankees, this loss was no one’s fault. Justin Verlander earned this win. No one can take that away from him.
CC Sabathia will bounce back from this, our bats will hit again, and there was nothing we could have done to avoid this loss, with Verlander being as nasty as he was.
The best thing to do is just to fuhgeddaboutit, and move on.
Let’s go home, boys. I forgot what you guys looked like in pinstripes.

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