CC Sabathia is not happy with his former team after the Yankees were knocked out of the playoffs on Tuesday.
After the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Red Sox in a wild-card game, Sabathia questioned the team’s approach to playing their longtime opponent.
“Our core lost to a team Well, it ain’t even the same Red Sox… Mookie [Betts]MILF Jackie Bradley, [Andrew] Benintendi… they traded them all,” Sabathia said on his R2C2 podcast.
The six-time All-Star pitcher, who won the Cy Young Award in 2007, was part of the 2018 Yankees squad that was eliminated in five games by the rival Red Sox in the ALDS.
“We still have the same core. We came back to Boston four years later and lost to a completely different core… What are we doing wrong?” Sabathia said.
He did a lot wrong on Tuesday.
Starter Gerrit Cole was dropped from the game after recording only six outs. The offense struggled to pose several threats against starting pitcher Nate Iovaldi and Boston’s patchwork bullpen.
Sabathia played for the Yankees for 11 years, and won a title with the team in 2009.