Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yankees news: The CC's a Beast edition

The buzz following last night's game was all about CC Sabathia, who took a perfect game into the seventh inning in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the hapless Mariners. Carsten Charles finished with 14 strikeouts, setting a career high.

"He's always got Sabathia stuff. But today, that was by far the best I've ever seen him pitch," said Brendan Ryan, who broke up the perfecto with a single in the seventh. "I almost feel disrespectful saying that, because we all know what he's capable of. But when you're locating the fastball and the way he's throwing that slider, stealing strikes with curveballs here and there, he's absolutely filthy."

  • Joe Girardi spoke about his decision to bring Sabathia back out after two separate rain delays.
  • Tom Verducci reminisced about the 1998 Yankees in's "The Best Team I Ever Covered" series. A choice snippet from the piece says it all:

    "The '98 Yankees had such great chemistry that when Dale Sveum was released in August, he volunteered to stick around as a bullpen catcher rather than go home to his wife and kids."

To be fair, Dale could've really disliked his family. Just sayin'.
  • With each dominant Sabathia outing, his price tag goes up, up,up. The opt-out is a formality now.

Dan Hanzus can be reached at or on Twitter @danhanzus.

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