It was the Yankees' best loss of the young season.
Those of you who didn't watch last night's game would think this a peculiar statement. But it's true. The Yankees faced the Detroit Tigers, arguably the best-hitting team in the American League, with CC Sabathia as their main weapon. Going into the game there was little hope that Sabathia--whose struggles over the past two years have been well documented--would even make it through Detroit's lineup one time.
He made it through multiple times and even faced the minimum through the first six innings. When all was said and done, CC Sabathia had pitched an eight inning complete game, throwing 98 pitches (62 for strikes). Though it cost him the game, he gave up only two runs against that potent Tigers offense, with a little help from Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, who made spectacular catches in the outfield.
All-in-all it was more than encouraging. There were tons of questions surrounding Sabathia going into the season, and last night he answered a lot of them. Put that together with the questions that Masahiro Tanaka answered last Saturday, and you cannot help but feel hopeful for this Yankee rotation and the team in general. Congrats, Big Fella.