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BBB Reacts: Yankees' disappointing end to the 2018 season

Well, it's been just about a week now since the Boston Red Sox eliminated the Yankees from playoff contention and we've all had some time to stew on it.  Obviously not the ending any of us wanted and made even more painful due to the fact that it was our arch-rivals who put the nail in the coffin.Some of our contributors weigh in below about how this season ended, what to make of it all, and where the Yankees go from here heading into 2019.

C.C. Sabathia expected to go on the DL with a left hamstring strain

During the fourth inning of last night’s game, Sabathia grabbed his hamstring after a pitch to Martin Maldonado. He left the game after that inning, and it was later revealed that he suffered a hamstring strain and will most likely go on the 10-day DL.

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First off, this is a tragic loss. C.C. has been the Yankees best starter for the past month, pitching to a 0.99 ERA in his last six starts including last night’s game. Overall on the season, he’s 7-2 with a 3.46 ERA. His success this year is a big reason why the Yankees are in first place, so this injury is a big blow to the team. Get well soon, C.C.

If/when Sabathia is placed on the DL, the Yankees will need a starter to replace him. They have a few options for this. They could just leave Chad Green in the rotation, and roll with what they have now with Tanaka-Pineda-Severino-Montgomery-Green. They could also use one of their starters down in AAA, such as Domingo German or Luis Cessa. I wouldn’t expect Chance Adams to get the call unless the strain is very severe, and Sabathia will miss extended time. 

Article by: Alex Weir
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