The buzz following last night's game was all about CC Sabathia, who took a perfect game into the seventh inning in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the hapless Mariners. Carsten Charles finished with 14 strikeouts, setting a career high.
- Sabathia was the hot topic in both clubhouses after the game -
"He's always got Sabathia stuff. But today, that was by far the best I've ever seen him pitch," said Brendan Ryan, who broke up the perfecto with a single in the seventh. "I almost feel disrespectful saying that, because we all know what he's capable of. But when you're locating the fastball and the way he's throwing that slider, stealing strikes with curveballs here and there, he's absolutely filthy."
- Some Yankees feel the rain delays kept Sabathia from immortality.
- Sabathia said there was no way he was coming out of the game.
- Joe Girardi spoke about his decision to bring Sabathia back out after two separate rain delays.
- Perfect game or not, the Yankees still made history on the mound on Tuesday.
- Lost in the CC mix, Eric Chavez made his return to the lineup after missing 71 games.
- The Mariners, losers of 17 straight, are free fallin' out into nothin'.
- Rafael Soriano's return is imminent. Um, cool?
- It's back to the farm for Brandon Laird.
- The Mariners could lose 30 in a row, King Felix isn't going anywhere.
- Tom Verducci reminisced about the 1998 Yankees in SI.com's "The Best Team I Ever Covered" series. A choice snippet from the piece says it all:
The '98 Yankees had such great chemistry that when Dale Sveum was released in August, he volunteered to stick around as a bullpen catcher rather than go home to his wife and kids.
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