The Stat Line Of The Night — 6/30/11 — C.C. Sabathia
The New York Yankees were looking to record their fifth win in a row last night and complete a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers in the process. As for Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia, he was looking to extend a three-game winning streak of his own. Much to the approval of the hometown crowd, both streaks would stay alive.
Sabathia led the charge for the Bronx Bombers, pitching 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. He was pulled from the game after 118 pitches, but not before striking out 13 batters. The Brewers were able to record 6 hits and two walks against the big lefty, but they couldn’t turn any of those base-runners into runs, as the Yankees cruised to the 5-0 victory.
After going 3-3 in his first nine starts of the season, Sabathia has come on strong, winning eight of his last nine starts. His victory last night kept the Yankees 2.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox for first in the AL East, and it also earned him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, June 20, 2011.