Three Days’ Rest Is All C.C. Needs

2009 October 21
by CajoleJuice

The massive Carsten Charles Sabathia pitched a gem last night, putting to rest the thought that going on 3 days’ rest might actually make him somewhat ineffective after a long season. The fact that people were even arguing about the decision in the first place blows my goddamn mind. Sure, it’s a small sample size, but last year’s September with the Brewers was fucking legendary. The disaster that occurred in the playoffs was no doubt a combination of going on three days’ rest for an entire month, and also dealing with a minuscule strike zone — neither of which were a problem tonight. (There were plenty of issues with the umpiring, though. No really, I’ve never seen so many blatantly terrible calls, holy shit.)

C.C.’s final line for the night: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 101 pitches

That’s pretty economical — I’m sure C.C. wasn’t even tired by the end of his outing, only hungry. I should probably add those 5 postgame BLTs to his final line. You know it’s a good C.C. game when he has a 1:1 hit-to-BLT ratio.

So it’s looking like a Yankees-Phillies World Series, as LA is on the precipice of annihilation, much to the chagrin of Pat Sajak and this little girl:

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