BaseballYankees Need Ace Type Game From Sabathia by Staff Post June 9, 2011 When you sign a player to the contract which CC Sabathia got from the New York Yankees, you are expected to be the ace of the pitching staff. As the ace, you are expected to lead the staff. Part of that role is being a stopper. Being able to step up when the team needs you most.Tonight is one of those times.Sabathia has done it many times since joining the Yankees, but tonight they need him again. The Boston Red Sox have taken the first two games of the a three game series from New York. In fact, the Yankees have been pretty much embarrassed so far this series, and this season against Boston.Freddy Garcia and A.J. Burnett put up duds in the first two games. Boston now holds the lead in the American League East. The Yankees can tie it back up on the back of the big man, CC Sabathia.Easier said than done however. Sabathia will go up against Red Sox starter Josh Beckett for the third time this season. Beckett defeated Sabathia and the Yankees the first two times, shutting New York out for 14 combined innings.The Yankees need a good game from Sabathia tonight. The bullpen needs a break. The fans and team need something positive to take out of this series as a four game weekend series against the Cleveland Indians follows.In the previous two games of this series, the Yankees were down 4-0 after just two innings and forced to try to play catch up. Garcia got a quick hook and did not make it out of the second inning in the first game after giving up four runs. Burnett game up eight runs (seven earned) in 5.2 innings last night.Sabathia will need to come out strong, something he often struggles with. The big lefty tends to start slowly and gets stronger as the game goes on. The Yankees need a vintage shut down game from Sabathia so they can get back on track.This is why they pay their ace the big money. Games like this are why you have an ace. Hard to call a game a must win at this point in the season, but in early June this is as close as you will get to one. Post Views: 1,058The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsA.J. BurnettBostno Red SoxCC SabathiaFreddy GarciaNew York Yankees Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 5 Tips for Going to Your First Baseball Game by Guest | posted on February 10, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Mark Teixeira and the Yankees Fall to the BoSox Who Can Help The Yankees Bullpen?