NEW YORK – The emotion was raw, real, tangible, tangible.
When a Yankee stadium with more than 47,000 spectators roared its applause when New York Yankees saw the first pitcher CC Sabathia, he threw a throw to inning-ending, the stocky left-hander kicked up, gave a fist pump, and an angry Look at his face, aggressively rattling some emphatic words.
Were those words that could first repeat Primer Greg Bird?  "No," said Bird, grinning.
Boston believes there is a chance for an AL East title, but a sold out Yankees bullpen is only one of five reasons why New York has the division in its pocket.
What Sabathia said about rivals Boston Red Sox on Friday night in the middle of the Yankees' 8-1 win on Friday night was not really important. But importantly, the way his teammates were driven by his exaggeratedly enthusiastic body language and the way he burned down practically one of baseball's best offenses.
"We feed on only the energy he provides," said Yankees right fielder Aaron Richter. "He beats into the strike zone and he just dominates. He never misses a point. "
Over seven innings in a high stakes game in one of the biggest series at this time of the season, Sabathia kept the Red Sox at bay, allowing six hits and just one run in a five-strikeout Tour.
Matched against a team that came in with the best record in the majors and one of the top two league-producing offenses in the league that ended, The last in a series of strong Sabathia starts on the brightest Stages.
"This is a really good offense that he was in exactly the command of," Yankee manager Aaron Boone said, "one busy night, one hot night so he was in charge of what he was like and so that we break through and get innings in the middle [was big].
"In fact, CC set the tone by mostly controlling their offensive."
Tonsetzer, that's a way to describe Sabathia.
Another? Re-setter. Since the beginning of last season, Sabathia is the antidote to counter Yankee's losses In 18 regular season starts including this period including Friday, he is 12-0 in the outings he has made immediately following a Yankee loss.
"He was great all year," Boone said. "That was perhaps his best outing."
It's certainly up there. It's also up there in terms of the other recent launches against Red Sox.
Since 2001, as Sabathia's rookie year, he joins Boston, which are seven innings in length, with only one run or less allowed. Sabathia has 10 such starts. Next to the list is the late Roy Halla Day at eight , and then the former Yankee Andy Pettitte with seven.
This was also the third time in Sabathia's last five starts that he made it through the seventh inning.
That does not seem like a big deal in itself, but for a 37-year-old veteran weighing 300 pounds and working on a night when the temperature was in the first place was 90 Degree, it was. At some point it was possible that he did not make it out of the inning.
After meeting Jackie Bradley Jr. with a pitch with two outs in the inning, there was a chance Sabathia would be taken off Boone. A trip to the Bullpen was possible when Boston's right-hander, Mookie Betts, showed up.
"Looking back, he could easily have brought me to Betts," Sabathia said. "He stayed with me and we brought it out."
In fact, the Yankees did. Since Sabathia Boone "still in command" seemed, the manager left him in the game. Boone thought it best to keep him for at least two more punches.
Sabathia had to face only one side.
After Betts defeated him with 3-2, Sabathia threw an 80.4 mph slider, the Red Sox Right Fielder hits the ground. As the ball jerked to the second side of the pitcher's hill, Sabathia cut through his goal and jumped to the ground ball. Once he had skimmed the ball, he kept his momentum towards first base and turned the ball to Bird.
"Do not run over it, I thought so," said Bird. "I told him I said, 'you would run over it, would not you?"
Sabathia confirmed that his feelings stepped into increased gear when he made the flip.
"Me high" I'm an old man, "said Sabathia," So that was just adrenaline. "
Old, veteran, experienced … but Sabathia wants to be described, it's clear that his teammates pay attention to each of his examples.
"Like, just to watch him, not only on the hill, but in the dugout, before the game, in [the clubhouse] here. He's so methodical, "said Bird," there's something in it. I always think that the great players, the guys who've been around for a while, are. "
" It's his routine, whatever you want to call it, it's just the same thing – every start day. It's as if nothing bothers him, neither good nor bad. I'm sure, with the kids, if he did not sleep well, he does exactly the same thing. And as I said, there is something refreshing for me. It is impressive. "