The Stat Line Of The Night — 7/26/11 — C.C. Sabathia

The Seattle Mariners were looking to snap their dreadful 16-game losing streak in New York last night, however, their chances were not looking good as they had to take on starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia, who just so happened to lead the Majors in wins heading into the game, with 14.

And you can now add number 15 to his win column.

Sabathia was dominant, pitching seven-plus innings, allowing only one run on one hit and three walks while striking out a career-high 14 batters.  Sabathia was charged with the Mariners lone run after he walked the bases loaded in the eighth inning and reliever David Robertson allowed one of those runs to score on a force out.  However, Robertson and Mariano Rivera would limit the damage to only that single run over the final two innings as the Yankees held on for the 3-1 win.

Aside from a rough eighth inning, Sabathia’s performance on Tuesday night was one of his most dominant this season, with two-thirds of the outs he recorded coming via strikeouts.  It is numbers like that which helped him earn “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

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