Francisco Liriano IcyHot Award: CC Sabathia

Sean Rodriguez? circles the bases after hitting a home run against CC Sabathia

Since last week we gave the award to a hot starter. we’ll turn our attention to the Icy side.  The New York Yankees find themselves in first place , partially thanks to a pitching staff that ranks 3rd in the AL in ERA.  Well, that rank could probably be better if not for the recent starts from CC Sabathia.  Over the last week, he has given up 11 runs and comes close to posting a 9.00 ERA.  His ERA for the season is still quite respectable but these kind of outings against AL East opponents is not a recipe for success.  He managed a no decision against the Orioles, but only K’d 2 while giving up 11 hits and actually had a lower game score than when he gave up 7 runs in 7 innings to the Rays.  Yikes.  Sabathia is one of the most consistent pitchers in baseball, but if you’re a Yankees fan or you own him in fantasy, he drove you crazy this week.

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