Sabathia (6-8) allowed two runs and four hits and two walks while striking out five over 6.2 innings to earn the win Tuesday at the Astros. Sabathia gave up solo homers in the first and seventh innings, but left the contest with a 6-2 lead after throwing 103 pitches. This was the first time in seven outings that he's allowed fewer than four runs, and his ERA is now at 3.95. He'll make his next start Monday at the Mets.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Sabathia (5-6) struck out nine but allowed five runs over six innings in Monday's loss to the White Sox. 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.