CC Sabathia was back in Cleveland for Game 2 and his slider was on point
The Indians drafted a youthful 17-year-old
Though he's faced the Indians in the past -- going 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA against Cleveland in 11 career starts -- this was his first postseason start against his former team. He probably no longer needs a placard with his name on it after a 237 career regular-season wins:
Sabathia worked 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs -- two earned -- but his slider was just as sharp as when he won a Cy Young Award as an Indian. He struck out five batters on the day and got four whiffs on the slide piece. Just take a look at these sweepers:
Unfortunately for current Sabathia, the bullpen that shut down the Twins on Tuesday struggled on Friday.
The series will now to move to Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees posted a .630 winning percentage during the regular season. Tune in to watch Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1.