Went 5-0 with one save and a 1.40 ERA (90.0IP, 14ER) in 70 relief appearances with the Yankees… opponents batted .149 (46-for-308, 4HR); LH .163 (26-for-160, 0HR), RH .135 (20-for-148, 4HR)… retired 58-of-69 (84.1%) ﬁrst batters faced…allowed just 11-of-44 (25.0%) inherited runners to score... Of his 270 outs, 135 came via strikeout (50.0%)... His 135 K were most in a season for any Major League reliever since the Cubs' Carlos Marmol in 2010 (138K in 77.2IP), according to Elias, the only rookie relievers in Major League history with as many strikeouts in one seasonare Toronto's Mark Eichhorn in 1986 (166K in 157.0IP) and Boston's Dick Radatz in 1962 (144K in 124.2IP)... His 13.50K/9.0IP (90.0IP, 135K) and 4.60H/9.0IP (46H) were the best such marks in the Majors in 2014 for anypitcher with at least 75.0IP…his 4.60H/9.0IP ratio was the best such ratio in the history of the AL and thethird-best such single-season ratio in Major League history (Eric Gagne, 4.04 ratio, 37H, 82.1IP in 2003 withLos Angeles-NL; and Carlos Marmol, 4.12 ratio, 40H, 87.1IP in 2008 with Chicago-NL)-min. 75.0IP... Led all AL relievers in innings pitched…marked the highest IP total by a Yankee in relief since Scott Proctor in 2006 (102.1IP)... Had 51K through the Yankees' ﬁrst 50 games (4/1-5/26), becoming the ﬁrst rookie relief pitcher in Baseball historyto strike out at least 50 batters through his team's ﬁrst 50 games of a season…joined Ron Davis as the only Yankees relievers to reach at least 50K in the team's ﬁrst 50 games of a season (57 in 1981)... Reached the 50K mark in 28.2IP, the fewest innings needed to tally 50K in a season by a Yankees pitcher in franchise history, surpassing Ron Davis (31.1IP in 1981) and DavidRobertson (31.1IP in 2011)-credit:
Elias... Struck out at least two batters in each of nine straight appearances from 4/17-5/10, striking out 24 batters in13.2IP over the stretch…matched the longest streakof Mariano Rivera's career (two separate streaks ofnine straight games with at least 2K in each)-credit: Baseball Reference... Earned his ﬁrst Major League win on 4/26 vs. Los Angeles-AL, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 1BB, 3K, 1BK)... Did not allow a walk over a 10-game stretch from 5/10-6/1, during which he struck out 26 batters in 15.1IP... Struck out a career-high six batters-consecutively-in 2.1IP on 5/15 at the Mets, earning the win... Earned his ﬁrst Major League save in 7/7 win at Cleveland, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings... Was named to his ﬁrst career All-Star Game as voted on by his peers, but did not pitch in the 5-3 AL win at Target Field... Allowed a solo HR to Frazier in the eighth inning of 7/20 win vs. Cincinnati, snapping a personal 0-for-24 stretch against right-handed batters (credit: Elias)... Struck out his 100th batter on 8/5 vs. Detroit in his 50th game of the season…according to Elias, the only other Yankees pitchers to reach the 100K plateau through their ﬁrst 50 relief appearances of a season are Mariano Riverain 1996 and Joe Page in 1947... Struck out his 131st batter of the season (Kiermaier) in 9/17 winat Tampa Bay, surpassing Mariano Rivera (130K in 107.2IP in1996) for the highest single-season strikeout total by a relieverin Yankees history... Following the season, was the runner-up for the inaugural" Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award,"which was presented to Kansas City's Greg Holland…awardvoting is conducted by a panel of nine former relief pitchers, including Mariano Rivera…was also named to the Baseball America All-Rookie Team.