After yesterday’s game CC’s April is over and he’s had one heck of a month. Overall he went 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in 34.2 innings. His only real bad start was opening day when the Red Sox tagged him for five runs in 5.1 innings. That day he wasn’t even that terrible as he pitched well into the 5th inning before he ran out of gas.
His only loss of the month came against Oakland last week and even then he just had one rough inning as he tossed a complete game while allowing only three earned runs.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Sabathia’s month is that he is a typical slow starter as it usually takes him a little while to gain his control. His career numbers in April, including this year, are 15-13 with a 4.32 ERA.
This is a great start for Sabathia who so far should be considered an early candidate for the Cy Young. Although last year’s winner and runner-up, Zack Greinke and Felix Hernandez respectively, are certainly going to give The Big Man a run for his money.