The very talented C.C. Sabathia struck out 3 of the first four Brewers including his good buddy Prince Fielder. Ryan Braun extended his career best hitting streak to 20 games with a single. The New York broadcasters said that C.C. told him that his three months in Milwaukee was the highlight of his career. That is pretty cool considering he has won a title in New York.
They also asked Sabathia if he could see Fielder joining the Yankees as a DH next year. He said no adding that Prince is a first baseman who is way to young to be a DH.
Randy Wolf walked the first batter who then stole a base. He walked the second dude as well. Four pitches later and the Yankees stole two more bases. I would also like to say Mark Teixeira has a sweet jerk face when he is up to bat. The announcers spent way to long talking about the “fact” that people with blue eyes can’t hit during the day. I considered going outside and slamming my finger in the car door to make the pain they caused in my head go away. Robinson Cano drilled a double to make the walks pay off and saved me the effort. Wolf then walked number three in the first. Wolf threw 36 pitches in the first inning. Whoa.
In the third Yuniesky Betancourt and Carlos Gomez singled before Braun walked to load the bases with two out. Fielder struck out on three pitches. Jerk faced Teixeira hammered his 300th career homerun to make it 3-0. The Yankees scored another run and then Casey McGehee robbed them of one with a great play to end the inning.
Mat Gamel looked pretty helpless against the left hander. He will probably need a platoon partner next year.
C.C. Sabathia was straight up dominant. He pitched 7.2 innings and shut the Brewers out. He tied a career high with 13 strikeouts. He improved to 11-4, 3.05.
Randy Wolf settled in after a rough start and went 7 innings. He allowed four runs and fell to 6-5, 3.33.
Almost lost in this dreadful series is the fact that Ryan Braun is as hot as they come. In addition to the hit streak he was 3-3 with a walk raising his average to .321. Betancourt added two hits.
John Axford worked the 8th and gave up an unearned run. That ended a streak of 15 appearances without allowing a run. It was game 16 of not allowing an earned run.
Prince Fielder went 0-4 with three strikeouts and ended n 11 game hitting streak.
I am shocked the Brewers got swept. I guess Spanky from AM1250 was right. The final was Yanks 5 Crew 0.