NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia has been about everything you could have asked for as a free-agent signing. In his first four years, Sabathia's averaged an 18-7 record and a 3.22 ERA.
Even this season, for all his struggles, he is 7-5 with a 3.93 ERA. If he heats up in the second half, he may just finish close to his usual numbers.
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But for some reason, CC struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays, whom he faces at 1 p.m. Saturday. It hasn't always been that way.
Prior to becoming a Yankee, Sabathia had been great versus the Rays. He was 7-1 with a 2.44 ERA in 81 innings over 11 starts. With the Yankees in 20 starts, he is 3-10 with a 4.08 ERA in 139 innings.
ON DECK: A 1 p.m. start, Sabathia will be opposed by Alex Colome (1-0, 0.00 ERA). Begley, Mike Mazzeo and Johnette Howard will have you covered.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Will CC end up the greatest Yankees free-agent pitching signing ever?