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Sabathia gives Yanks a giant boost

Not only did he deliver a Game 1 win, but the bullpen is rested and ready to go

Updated: October 8, 2012, 3:30 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BALTIMORE -- CC Sabathia was a man of few pitches and even fewer words Sunday night.

Here is how he recounted the conversation between himself and manager Joe Girardi before the ninth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles.

Girardi: "You good?"

Sabathia: "I'm good. Let's go."

So Sabathia went out to finish the job he had expected to start more than six hours earlier ...

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