The Stat Line of the Night – 10/20/09 – C.C. Sabathia
Total Pro Sports – It was a game New York needed if the wanted to avoid letting the Angels back in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. In front of a hostile crowd in Anaheim, the Yankees put their top ace, C.C. Sabathia, on the mound hoping he could once again deliver a strong outing, and that is exactly what he did.
With the bats providing ample amounts of support Sabathia did the rest, allowing only a single run over eight innings of work. During that time he recorded five strikeouts while surrendering just five hits and two walks. Besides a 5th inning home run by Kendry Morales, the Angels never really threatened the giant lefty as he would go on to record the “W” in a 10-1 victory, and earn himself “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Tuesday, October 20, 2009 in the process.
The Bronx Bombers are now only one victory away from booking a trip to their first World Series since 2003, which they lost to Florida in six games. After dominating all season, they have continued to do so in the playoffs. Sabathia has been almost unbeatable, posting a 1.13 ERA in his two ALCS outings and allowing only a single run in each of his three playoff starts. Should he continue to have similar success, it will not be long before he wins his first World Series.