Sabathia: 'It's difficult not being the guy' to go deep in games

BY foxsports • June 19, 2015

CC Sabathia built his career around being a workhorse, a guy that threw north (or over) 200 innings per season.

However, age and injuries have caught up to the New York Yankees starter, something that he is having a hard time coming to grips with, via New York Post:

“It’s hard for me. It’s difficult not being the guy, I guess, who I used to be, going deep into games.

“It just kind of is what it is. I just go as hard as I can until I’m done. That’s something I came to grips with a couple of months … a couple of years ago. I go out there, use my pitches and try to go deep in the game. It doesn’t change the way I pitch. It’s just frustrating for me that I can only give them six innings at a time.”

On the season, Sabathia is 3-7 with a 5.31 ERA while averaging just under six innings in his 14 starts.

(h/t New York Post)

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