CC Sabathia threw the best game by a Yankee in the playoffs since Andy Pettitte in 2003 (by 'Game Score'). He pitched eight innings, allowed four hits and one walk, and struck out seven.
His fastball was incredible, averaging 94 MPH and reaching 96. It actually increased in speed as the game went on. Of Sabathia's 113 pitches, 79 were fastballs. 67% of all his pitches went for strikes. He threw first pitch strikes to 17 of 29 batters. Anaheim got just two runners into scoring position.
What a treat it was to watch. May it happen again this series.