My free play for Thursday is going to be on the New York Yankees with C.C. Sabathia, getting it done in Denver against the Colorado Rockies and Jeff Francis.
Call me a sentimentalist, but I still think the power left-hander is one of the best in the business, despite a rather mediocre 4-3 record and 3.31 ERA. And I also believe he'll step to the hill in Denver a bit pissed off, after his last start.
Despite limiting Oakland to two runs on eight hits over six innings, New York's ace suffered his third loss of the season last Friday, when he threw 74 of his 118 pitches for strikes. Now I believe he will be out to avenge that loss.
And if there is anywhere he can do it, it could very well be here, as he has shined against National League opponents since signing with the Yankees. In 16 starts since 2009, the southpaw has a sterling 2.83 ERA, while his 11 Interleague wins are tied with Justin Verlander for the most in the Majors over that span.
Let's play the pinstripes in their matinee in Denver, and list both.
3* N.Y. YANKEES