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That's it. It sucks

Postby elaine95 » 2019-01-28 02:43

When New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia hit Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jesus Sucre with the first pitch of the sixth inning in Wednesday's game Jose Berrios Jersey , it could prove to be the costliest pitch of his career.The plunking came after New York catcher Andrew Kittredge had a pitch come up and in on him in the top of the inning. Given Sucre was hit in an act of retaliation, Sabathia was tossed from the game...two innings shy from triggering a $500,000 performance bonus for the season, according to The Athletic's Marc Carig.Entering the game, the southpaw was at 148.0 innings this season, meaning he needed seven innings to trigger the bonus. It appeared as though as he was well on his way to doing so on Wednesday, as he needed just 54 pitches to get through five innings, allowing just one hit on the day.However, Sabathia prioritized defending a teammate鈥攚ho just happened to be his batterymate鈥攐ver his finances. That's the type of selfless act that could make the veteran pitcher a popular person in the clubhouse.As Carig noted , the six-time All-Star has always been a respected teammate:Marc Carig MarcCarigThat鈥檚 one of the most bad ass things I鈥檝e ever seen on a ballfield. And one day, when CC Sabathia is done playing, it will be Exhibit A when people ask why he was a beloved teammate. YvdDHbsdR5Defending a teammate in an 11-0 blowout while throwing a gem with a half-million dollars on the line is the definition of a power move.Sabathia noted afterward that the bonus wasn't high on his priority list, via Carig: "I don鈥檛 really make decisions based on money."Sure, it's possible the Yankees could still opt to give Sabathia the $500,000 bonus or even have him pitch two innings over the final three games. But in all likelihood, this was the left-hander's final appearance of the regular season (and quite possibly of his career).Sabathia has, of course, made plenty of money in his career. Not only is he earning $10 million this season Anibal Sanchez Jersey , but the 38-year-oldhas also piled up more than $256 million in career earnings over the past 18 years, perSpotrac.But $500,000 is still $500,000.Sabathia entered Wednesday 8-7 on the season with a 3.77 ERA and 135 strikeouts. While those numbers may not be as dominant as they once were for the former Cy Young Award winner, he has been a key member of the Yankees rotation this season. Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesChicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his elbow, the team announced on Friday.Kopech will miss the entire 2019 season and is "expected to be ready for spring training in 2020."Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the 22-year-old, but plans have not been finalized since he is scheduled to receive a second opinion in the coming days."It sucks," Kopech said, according to's Scott Merkin. "That's it. It sucks."According to Eduardo Escobar Jersey , Kopech is the13th-rankedprospect in baseball and theNo. 2 prospectin Chicago's system.The fireball-throwing right-hander made his highly anticipated Major League debut against the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 21, and he didn't disappoint. Despite only lasting two innings, the 2014 first-round pick logged four strikeouts and no walks while flashing his exceptional velocity.Kopech picked up his first MLB win five days later against the Detroit Tigers, and he picked up a no-decision in Chicago's 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 31.However, his season ended on a sour note Wednesday when he was shelled to the tune of seven earned runs, including four home runs, across 3.1 innings against the Tigers.Kopech finished his first stint in the majors 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA, 15 strikeouts and two walks.
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