I admit that I might be saying this because I want to see him pitch well when he’s slated to start Sunday in Chicago, but there is more to this post that optimism. Expect a good start from C.C. Sabathia this Sunday. Other than his stretch in late April and early May, he has typically followed sub-par starts with strong ones. After allowing five runs four earned in 6 2/3 against the Angels May 2, he pitched a complete-game shutout in Baltimore. After yielding five runs four earned in Tampa June 6, Sabathia had a strong start against in Fenway before tiring in the eighth. After giving up six earned in just 5 2/3 against Seattle July 2, he shut down Minnesota, giving up just three hits and a run. In his last start before the break in Anaheim, he allowed five earned in 6 2/3, but responded after the break with seven dominant scoreless innings against Detroit.
I expect a strong response to Tuesday’s struggles this Sunday from Mr. Carsten Charles.