CC Sabathia
With Wednesday’s 7.2 inning/3-run performance, Carsten Charles capped one of his best first months ever.

Career March/April Performance:

I Year ERA G IP H HR BB SO WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
2001 4.57 4 21.2 19 1 10 9 1.338 3.7 0.90
2002 6.82 6 33.0 34 3 17 27 1.545 7.4 1.59
2003 3.79 6 38.0 44 2 11 22 1.447 5.2 2.00
2004 1.71 3 21.0 12 1 11 18 1.095 7.7 1.64
2005 0.92 3 19.2 13 0 4 16 0.864 7.3 4.00
2006 11.57 1 2.1 3 0 1 3 1.714 11.6 3.00
2007 3.18 5 34.0 37 4 8 35 1.324 9.3 4.38
2008 7.88 6 32.0 40 6 17 33 1.781 9.3 1.94
2009 4.73 5 32.1 31 2 14 19 1.392 5.3 1.36
2010 3.00 4 27.0 14 1 10 23 0.889 7.7 2.30
Career Total 4.38 43 261.0 247 20 103 205 1.341 7.1 1.99
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/28/2010.


When you include Wednesday’s numbers, his 2010 first month line looks like this:

3.12 ERA, 5 G, 34.2 IP, 25 H, 2 HR, 12 BB, 28 K, WHIP 1.07, 7.28 K/9, 2.33 K/BB

Heading into Wednesday’s start, his BABIP was an incredibly low .197 — which by far was the lowest of any April he’s ever had. But, his line drive rate entering the game was also 5.4% lower than his career average of 20.3%.

Any which way you slice it though, Sabathia had a great April. Word.

*Props to Michael Knight for also contributing to this post. And yes, we still happily link Baseball-Reference even though they deleted all of our Red Sox sponsorships. Insert sad face emoticon.