In all of the 2011 regular season, CC Sabathia had 61 BBs and 230 SO.
Last night, he had 6 BBs and 3 SO.
I'm pretty sure that if CC was pitching for the Cubs, that woulda translated to 9 runs somehow.
But he's not.
Instead he benefitted from 3 DPs, and in the 5.1 innings he threw, only 4 runs were scored by the Detroit Tigers.
Both games last night - New York at Detroit and Texas at Tampa - were just nailbiter-fun to watch.
In Detroit, it came down to the tying run on second and Captain Derek Jeter vs Everybody Hates Jose Valverde, and Everybody Hates won.
Detroit's up 2-1 and they need just one more win to move on, while the Yanks are in deep doo doo with AJ Burnett on the mound for them tonight.
And in Tampa, Texas had the 4 run 7th to go up 4-1.
The Rays get one back in the 7th and in the 8th it got really interesting when Desmond Jennings leads off with a homer.
So now the Rays are down one.
Upton walks but gets thrown out trying to steal, which REALLY hurt because then Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce walked back to back so they coulda had the bases loaded.
But instead Longoria's on 2nd when Johnny Damon looks completely uninspired and strikes out on 3 pitches.
Then new Ranger reliever Neftali Feliz throws a wild pitch, Longoria and Joyce move to 3rd and 2nd, and remain there when Ben Zobrist strikes out.
Rangers 4 Rays 3, and Texas with the game advantage in the short series.
Tons of drama, everything you want in playoff baseball except for the fact that there are no teams called "The Cubs" playing.
Tonight the NL gets back in the action unless you're Matt Holliday, who has a bad tendon in his hand that may take him out for the rest of '11.
I still can't figure out who I'm rooting for, but I have to say that a Phillies/Brewers NLCS series would be cool to watch just baseball-wise.
Hey, did you guys hear that Brian Cashman, Theo Epstien and Andrew Friedman were over at the Ricketts' house for dinner last night?