They say that breaking up is hard to do.
CC Sabathia is making it a whole lot easier.
Sabathia has taken the mound three times this season - his walk season - and has had three awful outings, with tonight's being the worst.
If this continues too much longer Tribe fans won't care where the big man is pitching next season, as long as it isn't Cleveland.
In fact the boos were in the air tonight as Sabathia walked off the Progressive Field mound wondering just what the heck is going on.
Tonight against the A's Sabathia got the first two men he faced, then allowed 10 of the next 12 to get on base.
Tonight's line - 3 1/3 innings, 12 hits, 9 runs (all WELL earned), 2 walks and 4 Ks.
On the year Sabathia is 0-2 with an 11.57 ERA in three starts.
If this keeps up, CC will drop well below Johan Santana money when he looks to peddle his wares at the end of this season. He may even dip under Gil Meche money.
Do you think maybe CC is beginning to be sorry he left the money on the table at the end of spring training? Maybe not yet, but the thought must have at least crossed his mind by now.
On to the good news.
Tribe fans got their first in-person look at Craig Breslow.
Now for the good news for real.
The Tribe refused to roll over despite being down 9-1 heading into the eighth.
Jhonny Peralta continued his hot hitting with another homer, 2 hits in 4 at bats, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
The Dyspeptic Duo, both in the starting lineup at the same time again even though they are supposed to be platoon partners, each had a hit - which is pretty good for them. They even combined for the Tribe's first of 6 runs in the 8th, with a David Dellucci double followed by a Jason Michaels single.
The bullpen pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, although Jorge Julio did let in CC's final 2 runs.
The only other good news is that are still 152 games to go to get this right.