The New York Yankees were matched up with the Houston Astros for their
first game of the season last night. C.C. Sabathia took the mound for the
Yankees, and the Astros sent their number one starter, Scott Feldman to the
I, and many others, are expecting great things out of Sabathia this
year, but of the beginning of last night, I did not see stardom. C.C. got
rocked in the first two innings, as he gave up 4 runs in the first inning and 2
runs in the 2nd. Sabathia gave up 8 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 home runs.
Seeing Sabathia's record from last year, hoping for a big improvement,
and seeing Instagram posts of a skinnier CC, led me to hope and believe he
would have a great year. The first two innings did not show much, but I still
have hope for CC (Of course, it's a 162 game season), as he has always
struggled with opening day.
With the Yankees, CC has suffered through a 7.71 ERA on opening day, and
has always become progressively better through the season. Also, Sabathia did
show some greatness through the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th innings, as he gave up
only 2 hits past the 2nd inning. Overall, I am not worried about Sabathia, and
no one else should be either.
For the Yankees hitting, it was another disappointment versus the Astros.
Through 6 innings, the Yankees were only able to gather one hit, and no one
runs. The Yankees team batting average through the game was a horrendous
0.1875. The only player with 2 hits was Mark Teixeira, who I was worried about
being injured prone.
Derek Jeter started out his farewell tour with 1 hit on 3 attempts, and
was one of two the Yankees runs. Jeter had an average game, and will look to
build off his performance to finish off his last season with greatness, and
grace. However, last night, the Astros were able to start Derek Jeter's
farewell tour with disappointment for Yankees fans.
But, hey, it's a 162
game season. There's still 161 more games to finish off with class and greatness.