• CC Sabathia’s Dominance At Home

    Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 · Comments (2)

    CC Sabathia is making history.

    With the win today, he has made 20 consecutive home starts without a loss. He is one shy of the Yankee record held by Whitey Ford.

    Technically, CC did lose a home start in the playoffs (Game 1 of the World Series). But for our purposes, the last time Sabathia lost at Yankee Stadium was over a year ago – July 2, 2009 against the Mariners.

    Over those 20 starts, he is a remarkable 15-0 with a 2.17 ERA. In 13 home starts this year, he is 10-0 with a 2.47 ERA.

    It has been almost three months since CC gave up more than three runs in a start (May 29th was the last time he did this). He has failed to pitch six innings just three times. In comparison, A.J. Burnett has failed to pitch six innings nine times.

    Since coming to the Yankees, Sabathia has been a workhorse, averaging about seven innings per start. He pitched extremely well in the postseason last year and is on pace to win more than 20 games this year. He has been everything and more that the Yankees could have expected.

    Comments on CC Sabathia’s Dominance At Home

    1. August 22nd, 2010 | 8:01 pm

      Say what you want about Cano, and you can say a lot because he’s one the best hitters in the league this season and maybe the Yankees best bat, but, if I had a vote for MVP, I would give it to Sabathia – because he is the reason why the Yankees are where they are today.

    2. Scout
      August 22nd, 2010 | 9:20 pm

      Fascinating to see that C.C. broke a record he shared with Guidry (in his great 1978 season) with sixteen consecutive “quality starts” — six or more innings, three or fewer runs. Talent plus consistency — you can’t ask for more.

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