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Stop me if you've heard this one before. CC Sabathia walks onto a pitching mound, struggles to command his fastball, and gets knocked around for a bunch of hits and runs. It's been a common theme for CC from his first start this season to last night's stinker and it's starting to become a major problem for the rotation and the team. His diminished velocity is old news at this point, and whether his command problems are due to natural age-related regression, a change in mechanics, an undisclosed injury, or a combination of the 3 is irrelevant. What matters is that CC is 21 starts into the season and showing no signs of improving his game as he adjust to life without the plus heater. In fact, he's gotten worse as the season has gone on.