The Yankees came away with another victory against the Orioles, but it wasn't all smiles at the end of the night.
Manager Aaron Boone said the night's starter CC Sabathia felt some discomfort in his knee. Boone described it as "barking a little bit," and noted a trip to the IL is in the cards at the moment.
If it is Sabathia's right knee, this wouldn't be a shocking injury. It has long been common for Sabathia to feel some pain in that arthritic right knee that had its most recent surgery on Oct. 12. Sabathia has battled through it over the past few seasons, wearing a brace to help alleviate the pain.
This would also be another IL stint for Sabathia, who got a slow start to the 2019 season due to his offseason heart surgery. He underwent an angioplasty in December that required Sabathia to work slowly back into his normal self.
When he's pitched this season, Sabathia has been very consistent just as he was in 2018. He owned a 2.97 ERA through seven starts coming into tonight's game. That number changed after allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits (two homers) over five innings tonight. He did strike out seven and walk two as well.
Further tests on Sabathia will determine whether or not he needs to rest that knee before returning to the rubber.