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07:12 AM ET 05.27 | It may very well be time to sound the alarm for CC Sabathia. For nearly two months, we've heard from the Yankees how Sabathia's velocity would begin to come back once the weather warmed up. Well, it was a perfect 72 degrees inside Tropicana Field on Sunday and the ace was knocked around for seven runs over seven innings in his worst outing of the season as the Rays beat the Yankees, 8-3, to salvage the final game of the weekend. "I'm hurting the team," a frustrated Sabathia said. "I'm not helping the team out. I just need to get better." This marked only the third time since joining the Yankees that Sabathia has given up seven earned runs, the first since Aug. 6, 2011. Sabathia is winless in his past seven starts at the Trop, going 0-4 with a 4.53 ERA.

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May 27, 2013  08:15 AM ET

CC may not be an ace anymore.........He looks like a #4 or #5 starter.........

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May 27, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Thirty-two is not old for a pitcher. Every player has a sub-par year eventually. This may be Sabathia's year. I'll be very surprised if he doesn't eventually return to Cy Young form.

May 27, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Actually his velocity was up a little. 92 on the gun they used. Makes me think it is mechanical more than anything, and perhaps just a little " in his head" regardless, he is going out there every five days.

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May 27, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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He looks like he ate the number 4 & 5 starters......in one sitting.

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May 27, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He looks like he ate the number 4 & 5 starters......in one sitting.






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May 27, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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What are you trying to say Mick?

Don't know why but sometimes ??? in put in my copy and paste.......

May 27, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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C.C. with a Scottish accent? Too funny.

Thought you would like that.........





So is clem..............William Wallace...............

May 27, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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The dude is a fat pig. Maybe if he would bother to get in shape he might return to Cy Young form, but if he keeps eating like a sumo wrestler he's done.

You really don't like the Yankees. I get it.

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May 27, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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you know why........its called FAILURE:)

Ouch...........

May 27, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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he's also a lefty-there have been plenty of leftys with 1/2 the stuff he has that have pitched well. cc just needs to realize that he needs to be more accurate and depend less on the heat.He'll be fine

Yep...........I think it's in his head now........

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May 27, 2013  09:25 AM ET

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