As expected, Sabathia righting the ship


About a month ago, before his 13th start of the season, I broke down some numbers for CC Sabathia. There were a few reasons for concern, notably a home run rate far above his career norms. Everything else, however, looked about the same when compared to his first dozen starts in 2009. Since then Sabathia has been nothing but lights out. He has pitched 38 innings, striking out 32 to 13 walks, and allowing just seven earned runs. He also has not allowed a home run in that span.

Through 17 starts he currently has 7.2 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 0.9 HR/9, and 7.3 H/9. Through 17 starts last year he had 6.75 K/9, 2.67 BB/9, 0.78 HR/9, and 7.69 H/9. In other words, reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated.

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  1. Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia says:

    CC’s last 17 starts of 2009 –

    8.7 K/9
    2.6 BB/9
    0.6 HR/9
    7.7 H/9

    Is it safe to expect CC’s second half to be something like this?

  2. But, but, but Joel Sherman told me otherwise. I don’t believe you, Joe.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      He also thinks the Yankees should bring Montero up to the majors because of a hot streak of about 6 games in AAA.

  3. Ross in Jersey says:

    Remember when CC was labeled a postseason choker because of a few bad postseason games? Seems like a distant memory now… he’s a beast when he gets on one of these rolls.

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