Stats: CC is the Man

CC Sabathia pitched another gem yesterday as the Yankees’ ace pitched into the 8th inning to beat the Orioles 8-3 yesterday.

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.

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2 Responses to Stats: CC is the Man

  1. geo says:

    AL pitchers who have had a better April than CC:

    Francisco Liriano
    Andy Pettitte
    John Danks
    Matt Garza
    David Price
    Jered Weaver
    Justin Duchscherer

    Don't get me wrong, I love CC, but you are way off base on the Cy Young talk.

  2. So there are only 7 pitchers who have better records than CC in the AL so far? And none of them have the track record he does? I like his chances even better now that you mention it.