CC Sabathia starts tonight when the Yankees open a three-game interleague series against the Padres at Petco Park. As they began their day off yesterday, the Yankees were eight games behind the AL East-leading Red Sox and three games out in the wild-card race.
In his three previous outings, Sabathia is 0-2 with an obese 10.93 ERA. He has allowed an alarming 26 hits and seven walks in 14 innings.
Sabathia's ERA this year is 4.65, about 1 point above his career aveerage. He still has a healthy strikeout rate and thus remains a formidable fantasy option. With the Yankees slightly favored tonight and an over/under of 7 in the game, Vegas seems to believe Sabathia will be able to tame the Padres.ANALYST:
John Brown is practicing Thursday.
Brown should be a full-go this week and will see a fair share of the targets regardless of Michael Floyd's status. Obviously he'll see more if Floyd is out, but even if he's in, Brown should have ample opportunities this week. Analysis: Howard Bender