Even after CC Sabathia won a game Tuesday for the first time since July 3 and pitched fairly well for a second straight outing his numbers on the season are ugly.

The left-hander’s 4.66 ERA is the highest of his career. He has given up the most hits (176) and earned runs (86) in the league and his WHIP of 1.325 is the worst since his second season in the majors with the Indians.

And he has already surrendered 26 home runs four more than he ever had previously in a complete season.

Despite all that Sabathia has been encouraged by his recent performance and isn’t ready hand off his ace title just yet.

“I definitely think I can get back to where I was last year or two years ago” Sabathia said before the Yankees ripped the Angels 11-3 in The Bronx Wednesday night. “For sure. Of course.”

Not everyone is as convinced and they can point to evidence such as the six walks Sabathia issued in six-plus innings Tuesday.

“I felt good in Chicago” Sabathia said of his previous outing against the White Sox when he recorded a no-decision in a 6-5 loss but allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings. “And I felt even better [Tuesday] night. It’s encouraging. And it’s been a while since I’ve been encouraged about anything.”