Sabathia lacks usual sharpness
Utley's homers, command issues doom Yankees' lefty, but will he start Game 4?
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.
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I've had enough rest this postseason that I'll be ready to go whenever they need me.” -- CC Sabathia, about pitching on three days' rest
"He missed a little with his fastball tonight," Girardi said. "We'll continue to talk to him. I mean, he's been great for us all year. He walked two guys and ended up hurting us tonight, but we still believe in him."Damaso Marte pitched well, retiring the two batters he faced, but David Robertson and Brian Bruney followed with poor outings. In all, the bullpen gave up four runs in just two innings to pretty much end the chances of a New York comeback. If the middle relief doesn't improve, it will be imperative for Sabathia to be on top of his game for his next start this series whether that is Game 4 or Game 5. "I'm fine," Sabathia said. "I've had enough rest this postseason that I'll be ready to go whenever they need me." Jim Caple is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
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