Big lefty CC Sabathia tossed eight fantastic innings Friday night for the New York Yankees, four-hitting the Los Angeles Angels to win his second straight postseason start with a 4-1 victory in the ALCS opener.
Meanwhile, the Halos played some of the sloppiest ball we've ever seen from that club. They made three errors altogether, making way for two unearned runs -- the most startling was a single which eight-time gold-glove centerfielder Torii Hunter let roll right by him.
Alex Rodriguez continued his clutch playoff hitting with a one-out sacrifice fly for his seventh RBI of the postseason, giving the Yanks the lead. Hideki Matsui followed that up with a short pop-up between third baseman Chone Figgins and shortstop Erick Aybar, but the two failed to communicate and the ball dropped to the ground while Johnny Damon rounded third to score. Angels starter John Lackey? Not impressed.
The weirdest thing about this game... not one homer. Game 2 is scheduled for tonight at 7:57pm ET at the new Yankee Stadium, barring a blizzard. A.J. Burnett will take the hill for New York against lefty Joe Saunders.
Speaking of CC, check out this awkwardly-placed New York Daily News sticker. Yikes.
P.S. I'd like to give a loud shoutout to my buddy Tom (I'm his favorite sister) whose fantasy football team (I've named them Tom's Seriously Awesome Team...Seriously) is 2-2 this season. They'd be 4-0 for sure if I would've given him a proper shoutout before the season began, but I blew it. Forgive me, Tom!
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