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Sabathia lacks usual sharpness

Utley's homers, command issues doom Yankees' lefty, but will he start Game 4?

Originally Published: October 28, 2009
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- If the Yankees decide to pitch CC Sabathia on three days' rest in Game 4, they'll need him to pitch just a little bit better than he did in Game 1.

Not that he pitched poorly, holding the Phillies to four hits and two runs in seven innings. That's the sort of World Series performance that often gets a pitcher the victory, media praise and winter appearances on the Letterman and Leno shows. But two of those hits were home runs, and Sabathia also pitched from behind in ...

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