Of course, it's not that shocking, I suppose -- based on Sabathia's recent run of heavy innings pitched leading back to last year, but it's still a nightmare nonetheless to see the big man exit early.
Well, that couldn't possibly be more helpful! Clearly, though, the Yankees probably plan on seeing how Sabathia feels when he wakes up Monday morning and then moving from there.
Word on the street, too, is that Sabathia actually protested the team's attempt to take them out, but Joe Girardi wasn't having any of it. That is a good thing -- the worst-case scenario would have been the Yankees' tremendous investment injuring himself further in a game where the team wanted him to come out. Obviously we'll know more once the Yankees bother to run some tests and once the trainers get to evaluate Sabathia and talk to the media, but for now, you can bet that most Yankees fans are holding their breath.