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Saturday, September 21, 2019

CC Sabathia to Pitch Out of Bullpen for Remainder of 2019 Season

Especially with Domingo German out for the rest of the year following the domestic violence incident, it seemed possible that CC Sabathia might make another start for the 2019 Yankees down the stretch.

Well, if it happens, it won’t be in the regular season, as manager Aaron Boone has come out and said that the big lefty will come out of the bullpen for the remainder of the regular season in an effort to prepare for October.


Of course, if Sabathia isn’t going to remain stretched out, his only chance of coming into a postseason game is as an opener or long man out of the bullpen.

This is how a career ends
This is how a career ends
This is how a career ends
Not with a bang but with employment as a middle reliever


QLE Posted: September 21, 2019 at 12:58 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bullpen, c.c. sabathia

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   1. bbmck Posted: September 21, 2019 at 01:28 AM (#5881460)
2019 CC Sabathia 22 starts, 106.1 IP, 4.99 ERA
2016 Jake Peavy 21 Starts, 108.2 IP, 5.47 ERA, ends final season in pen: 10 app, 10 IP, 6.30 ERA
2012 Carlos Zambrano 20 Starts, 115 IP, 4.54 ERA, ends final season in pen: 15 app, 17.1 IP, 4.15 ERA
2005 Al Leiter 26 starts + 1 relief, 129 IP, 6.14 ERA, ends final season in pen: 6 app, 13.1 IP, 6.08 ERA
1998 Danny Darwin 25 starts + 4 relief, 143.1 IP, 5.40 ERA, ends final season in pen: 4 app, 5.1 IP, 8.44 ERA
   2. Swoboda is freedom Posted: September 21, 2019 at 11:55 AM (#5881509)
I think CC is better suited for the bullpen. Bringing the heat for an inning.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM (#5881512)
So after, what, 17 years of starting, a week and a half in the bullpen would mean he’s no longer ‘stretched out’ enough to start in the playoffs? Do these people even think about what they write for 10 seconds?
   4. Walt Davis Posted: September 21, 2019 at 06:41 PM (#5881723)
1986 Dennis Eckersley 32 starts + 1 relief, 201 IP, 4.57 ERA ... ends final season in pen: 50 app 39.2 IP 4.76 ERA :-)
   5. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: September 21, 2019 at 07:44 PM (#5881747)
It didn't look likely he was going to get the 123 starts needed to pass Tom Glavine for most games without a relief appearance, but this cinches it.

Our next hope is Justin Verlander, who should only need about 7 more seasons.

If he can't do it, well, my money is not on Homer Bailey.

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