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CC Sabathia’s Win Continues Trend of Strong Yankees Starting Pitching

you think of recent Yankees teams, generally the first thing that comes to mind is the high-scoring offense.

With guys like Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, and Derek Jeter leading your offense, the Yankees are never out of any games where they are behind.

But when you get right down to what the major strength of the current Yankees really is, you will see that it is the starting pitching.

In 2009, it was three starters who carried the load for the Yankees in CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Andy Pettitte. Because of injuries to Chien-Ming Wang and inconsistencies by Joba Chamberlain, it was up to those three to grind out the innings and wins, which Sabathia, Burnett, and Pettitte did with a combined 46 wins and just 25 ...

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