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.