CC Sabathia falls to ground during windup (Video)
C.C. Sabathia has delivered thousands of pitches during his 16-year major league career. Unfortunately, one on Thursday didn’t go as planned.
During the sixth inning of the Yankees’ game against the Orioles, Sabathia was in the middle of his windup for a pitch to J.J. Hardy when the spikes of the veteran pitcher’s right shoe got caught in the mound dirt. The result was Sabathia taking a tumble towards home plate.
Sabathia was called for a balk and Chris Davis, who was on first base, was awarded second base. On the afternoon, Sabathia allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Yankees lost 4-1. He is now 5-8 on the season and has a 4.04 ERA.
All wasn’t bad for Sabathia on Thursday, though. He celebrated his 36th birthday and got to watch his team play in the Roc Nation Summer Classic charity basketball event to benefit a worthy cause.