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C.C. Sabathia -- Starts season with 12.46 ERA

C.C. Sabathia probably wishes he could take a mulligan on his start for the New York Yankees.
Highly touted and highly doubted Yankee pitcher C.C. Sabathia had a rocky start to say the least.

The ace pitched 4.1 innings, but allowed six earned runs, starting the season with a dismal looking ERA of 12.46.

Even worse, he let loose with two wild pitches, a sign of a player who is suffering from nerves.

From a New York Times blog post:
C.C. Sabathia worked 1,659 1/3 innings in his career before joining the Yankees. In none of those innings did he throw two wild pitches. But he did it in his first inning as a Yankee, here at Camden Yards against the Orioles.

A bad omen or a meaningless bit of trivia? We’ll have plenty of time to find out. But it should be noted Sabathia escaped the first inning without allowing a run.

Quick observation after an inning and a half: this is a very different atmosphere than previous Yankees-Orioles game at Camden Yards, because most of the fans are rooting for the Orioles.
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