Carsten Charles Sabathia has really geared it up today, fanning 11 including 7 straight in going a perfect 5 1/3 to start tonight before heavy rain and lightning halted play. I hope he can make it back out, especially if the delay ends up around an hour. If it is 90 minutes or more, expecting CC back out is probably asking too much. But man, what a stint from CC, who is facing a struggling free-swinging team just as David Cone did when he threw a perfect game against a young and very similar Montreal team on July 18, 1999, on a mere 88 pitches–which also featured a rain delay.
[Edit: Just a magnificent effort from C.C., who fanned 14 and rolled through 6 1/3 before a single by Ryan broke up the perfect game. He struggled in the 7th, walking the bases loaded before Robertson entered and allowed one inherited run to score. If only the rain hadn’t come. It isn’t tough to envision C.C. having had a perfect game tonight, the way he was setting ‘em down.]