Went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA (94.0IP, 53ER) in 17 starts after returning from the 60-day disabled list in June...held opponents to a .269 (99-for-368) average; LH .312 (59-for-189), RH .223 (40-for-179)...set a career high with 11 losses, recording a loss in seven of his final eight starts...Missed the first 71 team games on the 60-day D.L. while recovering from "Tommy John" surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, which was performed on 4/29/14...went 1-1 with a 4.02 ERA (15.2IP, 7ER) in three rehab starts - one with Single-A Tampa and two with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Returned from the injury to throw 6.2 scoreless innings (3H, 2BB, 1K) and earn the win in his season debut on 6/24 vs. Philadelphia...marked his first start since 4/19/14 at Tampa Bay...was the first Yankees pitcher to throw at least 6.2 scoreless innings with 3H-or-fewer in his season debut since Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez (8.0IP, 1H, 0ER) on 4/6/02 vs. Tampa Bay...marked his only scoreless start of the season...Took a decision in all 17 starts...was the first pitcher to receive a decision in every appearance and make at least 17 appearances since 1942, when Philadelphia-AL's Lum Harris went 11-15 in 26 games (20 starts) and Chicago-AL's Ted Lyons went 14-6 in 20 starts...is only the third Yankees pitcher with a decision in every one of 17-or-more appearances, joining Red Ruffing in 1939 (21-7 in 28 starts) and Clark Griffith in 1903 (14-11 in 25 games/24 starts)...was tied with Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco, the Angels' Garrett Richards and Washington's Max Scherzer for the longest streak of starts with a decision in the Majors in 2015...marked the Yankees' longest streak of decisions in starts to begin a season since Andy Hawkins took decisions in his first 24 starts in 1989...dating to 9/15/13, has taken a decision in each of his last 24 starts (9-15), the longest such streak by a Yankees pitcher since Hawkins' 24-start streak...is the longest such streak by an AL pitcher since Roy Halladay took decisions in 26 consecutive starts from 6/30/08-5/17/09...Went 4-3 with a 3.10 ERA (40.2IP, 14ER) over his first seven starts (6/24-8/2), allowing 2ER-or-fewer in five of the seven outings...was removed from the rotation after his loss on 9/12 vs. Toronto (G2) but rejoined the rotation due to Tanaka's injury and made three more starts...went 2-8 with a 6.58 ERA (53.1IP, 39ER) in his final 10 starts...finished the season by losing his final four starts, the longest losing streak of his career...Took a shutout into the sixth inning of six different starts, including four of his 11 losses...Went 3-6 with a 6.17 ERA (46.2IP, 32ER) in nine starts at Yankee Stadium and 3-5 with a 3.99 ERA (47.1IP, 21ER) in eight road starts...had a Yankee Stadium-record streak of 27 consecutive starts at Yankee Stadium with 1HR-or-fewer from 7/31/12-9/12/15...it was tied for the longest streak of home starts without allowing multiple HRs by a Yankee since 1984...Had a 3.93 run support average (94.0IP, 41RS)...went 6-0 when receiving at least 3R and 0-11 when receiving 2R-or-fewer...His .223 (40-for-179) opponents' BA vs. RHB was 12th-lowest in the AL (min. 175AB vs. RHB)...held opponents to a .194 average (18-for-93) with RISP and a .295 average (81-for-275) in all other situations.
Was 2-2 with an 8.27 ERA (20.2IP, 19ER) in four starts with the Yankees before a right elbow injury ended his season on 4/19...opponents batted .372 (32-for-86, 6HR); LH .346 (18-for-52, 0HR), RH .412 (14-for-34, 6HR)...made his fourth career Opening Day roster (2011-14)...Prior to allowing 7ER in 3.2IP on 4/8 vs. Baltimore, had held opponents to 4ER-or-fewer in 24 consecutive starts dating back to 9/15/12...marked the longest such streak by a Yankees pitcher since Ron Guidry allowed 4ER-or-fewer in 27 consecutive starts from 6/2/81-6/24/82...Was removed from his start on 4/19 at Tampa Bay with right elbow soreness, after allowing 8ER in 4.0IP (8H, 1BB, 4HR, 4K)...prior to that start, had allowed 1HR-or-fewer in 26 consecutive starts dating back to the 2012 season, which had been the second-longest active streak in the AL at the time...allowed multiple home runs in a game for the first time since 8/21/12 at Chicago-AL (2HR)...Underwent an MRI on 4/19 revealing a partial tear of the right ulnar collateral ligament...was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 4/20 with a right elbow ulnar collateral ligament injury (transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 4/24)...Underwent "Tommy John" surgery on 4/29 to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla...Made five official spring training starts, going 2-1 with a 3.66 ERA (19.2IP, 21H, 8ER, 2BB, 21K).
Was 9-6 with a 3.10 ERA (139.1IP, 48ER) in 23G/20GS in two stints with the Yankees
(4/1-5/31 and 6/23-9/29)… opponents batted .258 (135-for-523, 9HR); LH .264 (74-
for-280, 3HR), RH .251 (61-for-243, 6HR)… allowed just 29 extra-base hits (20 doubles,
9HR) after allowing 87 extra-base hits (52 doubles, 7 triples, 28HR) in 2012. His 0.56HR/9.0IP ratio was the second-lowest among American League starters, behind Detroit's Anibal Sanchez (0.45)… allowed just one unearned run all season, with the Yankees making just two errors behind him. In his first stint with the Yankees (4/1-5/31), went 2-1 with a 5.16 ERA (22.2IP, 13ER) in six games (four starts)… in his second stint (6/23-9/29), was 7-5 with a 2.70 ERA (116.2IP, 35ER) in 17 appearances (16 starts). Was named by MLB on 9/4 as the AL "Pitcher of the Month" for August… went undefeated in six starts during the month, going 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA (43.1IP,10ER)… among AL leaders during the time span, finished first in ERA (min. 27.0IP), was tied for first in wins and starts, and tied for third in innings pitched… his four wins were his second-highest total ever for a calendar month (5-0 in August of 2011). Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 4/27- 5/23 with right triceps inflammation, missing 24 team games… left his start on 4/26 with right elbow soreness. Was optioned to Triple-A
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/31, going 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA (17.2IP, 4ER) and 17K in three starts… tossed at least 6.0 innings and allowed no more than 1ER in two of those outings… held opponents to a .234 (15-for-64) batting average with only four extra-base hits (3 doubles, 1HR), with all three doubles coming in the same start (6/11 vs. Buffalo)… was recalled on 6/23. Notched the 50th perfect inning in Major League history, striking out Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and
Ruben Tejada-all on three pitches each-in the eighth inning of his relief appearance on 5/29 vs. New York-NL… became the first Yankees pitcher to accomplish the feat since A.J. Burnett did so on 6/20/09 at Florida (third inning - struck out Josh Johnson, Chris Coghlan and Emilio Bonifacio). Registered his first career complete game on 7/5 vs. Baltimore (W, 9.0IP, 3H, 1BB, 11K, 1HR, 1HP)… struck out 11
batters, one shy of his career high (12K on 5/19/12 vs. Cincinnati)… became the first Yankee to throw a complete game while striking out at least 11 batters and allowing three-or-fewer hits since Mike Mussina on 9/24/02 vs. Tampa Bay (9.0IP, 2H, 12K in a 6-0 Yankees victory). Tossed at least 7.0 innings and allowed 3ER-or-fewer in seven consecutive starts from 7/5-8/14, becoming the
first Yankee to accomplish the feat since CC Sabathia did so in eight straight starts from 6/25-8/1/11 and the first Yankees right-hander to do so since David Cone from 6/24-7/28/98 (also seven consecutive starts). Tossed 48.0 consecutive homerless innings from 7/22-8/25 prior to a sixth-inning Evan Longoria home run on 8/25 at Tampa Bay. Tossed his first career complete-game shutout on 8/31 vs. Baltimore (9.0IP, 3H, 1BB, 5K, 2HP) in a 2-0 Yankees win. Recorded a no-decision in the Yankees' 9-8 loss on 9/5 vs. Boston (4.0IP, 5H, 3ER, 1HR, 2BB, 3K)… marked his shortest start since 4/26/13 vs. Toronto, when he lasted 2.0IP and left with right elbow pain… was his shortest non-injury affected start since 9/22/12 vs. Oakland (2.1IP, 5H, 3ER)… threw 47 pitches in the third inning, facing eight batters and allowing 2ER (on 2 singles, 1 double, 2BB). Earned the win in the Yankees' 6-0 victory vs. San Francisco on 9/21 (9.0IP, 6H, 1BB, 7K), tossing his third career complete game (also 8/31/13 and 7/5/13, both vs. Baltimore) and second complete-game shutout… joined Hiroki Kuroda (two in 2012) and Mike Mussina (two in 2005, two in '02 and three in '01) as the only Yankees with multiple complete-game shutouts in a single season since the start of 1999.