NEW YORK — After back-to-back poor outings by Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda, the Yankees looked to CC Sabathia to give them a solid start Tuesday against the woeful Phillies.
Sabathia was unable to do that. Make it back-to-back-to-back poor outings by the leaking Yankees rotation.
Sabathia, staked to a 3-1 lead, was strafed for six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He was booed off the mound after the Phillies scored five times in the fourth inning to take a 6-3 lead in a game that started after a one hour, 26-minute rain delay.
Sabathia's ERA rose to 5.65. With the Yankees currently using a six-man rotation, the subject of Sabathia being sent to the bullpen...