CC Sabathia
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Once again, the New York Yankees fell victim to the pitching issues that have plagued the team for over a week, falling to the Red Sox.

For the third night in a row, the Boston Red Sox ran up the score, defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 9-5.

Starting pitching was the issue once again. CC Sabathia got off to a solid start, giving up only a Pesky Pole homer to Andrew Benintendi through the first three innings.

Then, in the fourth inning, the wheels came off.

Sabathia allowed a two-run homer to J.D. Martinez and an RBI single to Michael Chavis to put the Red Sox up 4-2. A Xander Bogaerts RBI single in the fifth inning knocked Sabathia out of the game with a line of 4.2 innings and five earned runs.

The Red Sox offense didn’t stop there. Chad Green relieved Sabathia and let up four earned runs over 2.1 innings.

The Yankees offense put together a valiant effort. Gio Urshela finished the day with four hits with a homer and two RBI.

Edwin Encarnacion and Kyle Higashioka also chipped in with RBIs.

Today’s game again made it painfully obvious that Brian Cashman needs to address the starting rotation. I found myself at one point saying “well at least CC only gave up five runs”.

Five run outings should never cross my mind as a silver lining.

The trade deadline is quickly approaching and this week should have Cashman thinking about overpaying for a premium pitcher. The Yankees have a real chance to win it all this year if the pitching issues are addressed. Time to make a move that guarantees number 28.

Savage of the Game - Gio Urshela

Urshela had by far the best day of the Yankees today. Whenever a player puts together a four-hit day with a homer, it’s gonna be tough to top.


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