But then again, is it reasonable to worry about the state of the Yankees’ playoff chances? CC Sabathia was supposed to be the Yankees' postseason rock, the one dependable starter among uncertainties like Andy Pettitte's groin, Phil Hughes' playoff inexperience and A.J. Burnett's...volatility, for lack of a better word.
But one mistake from Sabathia -- a 93-mph sinker to Twins’ first baseman Michael Cuddyer -- already has some fans reeling.
After Sabathia hit Jim Thome on the right shoulder, Cuddyer blasted a two-run homer between 403 and 411 feet to deep centerfield among the spruce trees at Target Field.