Sabathia has now gone at least eight innings in five of his last six starts. The season is over but C.C is pitching like it’s playoff time in October. Every time he takes the hill he wants to pitch a complete game. It’s been debated over the course of his Indians career whether or not he is, or can be, an ace of a pitching staff. He has shown the ability to dominate, but has also done things to tick off Indians fans, such as mouthing off to umpires and losing control of himself when things don’t go his way.
Ace or not, one thing is certain. Sabathia is a workhorse and can give you quality innings. His league-leading five complete games can attest to that. His heart and passion can’t go unnoticed and you have to love his bulldog mentality of wanting the ball in his hands at all times. He can go the distance every time he steps out on the mound, something several other starters in the league can’t say about themselves.