CC Sabathia
SP NYY
4 days ago

Sabathia (5-8) was tagged for four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

A solid start to the 2016 campaign had his ERA sitting at a surprising 2.20 in mid-June after 11 outings. However, since then he's been torched for four-plus runs on seven-plus hits in six starts. During the course his recent nosedive, Sabathia is 0-4 with a 7.46 ERA (29 runs in 35 innings), and has struggled to miss bats. The veteran left-hander tallied four-plus strikeouts in nine of his first 11 starts this year, but stands just 1-for-6 most recently. If the opportunity to get some trade value out of Sabathia still exists, it probably won't last much longer.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
1 week ago

Sabathia (5-7) gave up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and three walks over 5.1 innings in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw was largely done in by the surprising Sandy Leon, who plated Jackie Bradley, Jr. with a fourth-inning single, and then followed up with a 424-foot, three-run blast in the sixth that drove home Bradley and Aaron Hill. Sabathia has hit the skids over the last five starts, giving up 27 runs (25 earned) on 39 hits and 10 walks in the 28.1 innings covering that span. The 35-year-old will try to rebound against the Orioles next Thursday.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
2 weeks ago

Sabathia allowed five runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Saturday. He also struck out two and walked two.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't the prettiest of starts, but the big lefty actually left with a lead in the sixth. He took the no-decision after the Indians tied it in the seventh. Sabathia's overall numbers are alright (5-6 record, 3.77 ERA, 1.34 WHIP), but he has posted a 8.22 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over his last four starts. The good news is Sabathia was able to avoid tossing up a homer versus Cleveland. He came into Saturday having allowed four bombs in the last 17.1 innings.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
3 weeks ago

Sabathia (5-6) struck out nine but allowed five runs over six innings in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The nine strikeouts were a season high, but the end result was still a second straight loss and a third consecutive outing yielding at least five runs. Sabathia looked poised for a strong bounce-back campaign at the beginning of the year, but his recent struggles have raised his ERA over a full run over his last three starts. The lefty will look to get back on track Saturday against the Indians.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
4 weeks ago

Sabathia's next start has been pushed back to Monday against the White Sox, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees prefer to keep Sabathia out of the batter's box, so they'll push his start back from Sunday (in San Diego) to Monday (in Chicago), with Chad Green getting called up to fill the gap. There hasn't been any indication that the decision is related to Sabathia's recent ankle issue.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
4 weeks ago

Sabathia (ankle) struggled for a second straight start Tuesday against the Rangers, falling to 5-5 after giving up six runs on eight hits over seven innings with one walk and two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Maybe the twisted right ankle suffered in his previous start is to blame, but, whatever the cause, Sabathia has allowed six runs in consecutive outings after giving up no more than three in any of his 11 appearances. The veteran's return to form was a nice early-season story, but that narrative will likely have to be put on hold until he recovers from this ailment. While his next scheduled start is a juicy Sunday road matchup with the Padres, Sabathia's recent rut makes him tough to trust if he's able to pitch in that contest.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
4 weeks ago

Sabathia (ankle) said he's "ready to go" for his scheduled start Tuesday against the Rangers, the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

After allowing a season-high six runs his last outing against the Rockies, Sabathia was diagnosed with twisted right ankle. Everything went as planned with his bullpen session between starts, but Sabathia faces a difficult matchup Tuesday against a Rangers squad that ranks sixth in MLB as a team in wOBA against left-handed pitching (.341).

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
1 month ago

The Yankees are hopeful Sabathia (ankle) will be able to make his next start, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sabathia turned his ankle during Wednesday's game against Colorado, which resulted in a somewhat abbreviated outing for the 35-year-old (86 pitches). Fortunately, X-rays were negative, and the Yankees seem optimistic he'll be ready to face the Rangers early next week. That said, Sabathia's availability may not be confirmed until he completes his between-starts bullpen session.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
1 month ago

Sabathia (5-4) held the Twins to a single run on six hits over six innings in Thursday's win. He struck out seven and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

Although Sabathia's approaching his 36th birthday next month, he's been pitching like a much younger man, with his 2.20 ERA placing him among the American League leaders if he had enough innings to qualify. That said, there's plenty of reason to expect Sabathia to fall back, and painfully -- his FIP is a full point higher than his ERA, and his xFIP (considered the best predictor of future ERA) is more than two full runs higher. That's because Sabathia has benefited from solid strand-rate luck and unbelievable fly-ball luck -- his HR/FB is a minuscule 3.1 percent, which is an impossible figure to sustain. Of course, it's worth noting that Sabathia is generating softer contact than he has in years. His batted-ball stats in 2016 look a lot like the ones from his heyday, so this isn't all smoke and mirrors.

CC Sabathia
SP NYY
1 month ago

Sabathia (4-4) pitched seven innings of five-hit, shutout ball in Friday's 4-0 victory over the Tigers. He walked two but also struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old has how pitched 12 innings of shutout ball over his last two starts, and has seven straight quality starts to his credit. Sabathia certainly had his share of doubters after his first three trips to the mound in 2016, but has left those struggles firmly in the rearview mirror. Friday's performance was particularly encouraging with respect to Sabathia's control, as he'd issued a season-high six free passes in his most recent start versus the Orioles. He'll try to keep his positive momentum going against the Twins next Thursday.