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Sabathia strikes out 13 to finish off series sweep

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia matched a career-high with 13 strikeouts, Mark Teixeira hit the 300th home run of his career and the Yankees finished off a series sweep with a 5-0 win against the Brewers. The Yankees have now won five in a row heading into this weekend’s Subway Series. Sabathia has won eight of his past nine starts, and he’s pitched through the seventh inning in his past six. He pitched 7.2 innings today, allowing six hits and two walks. Robinson Cano had a two-run double, Francisco Cervelli had two RBI singles and Teixeira hit his 25th homer of the season.

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85 Responses to “Sabathia strikes out 13 to finish off series sweep”

  1. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    5 in a row?! This team just unlocked one of the achievements of a ‘great team’

  2. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Great win.

    Tomorrow is another day, another game, and another win! Have a good evening all!

  3. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Those that said during ST that this team isn’t very good look awfully stupid right now.

  4. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Really disappointed that CC didn’t get 14 for a new career high, but that is about the only thing disappointing re: today’s game. Looking forward to getting Colon and Hughes back, 6 man rotation to the ASB and figuring it out from there to the trade deadline.

  5. PacoDooley June 30th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Wow, Jorge up to .240 after hitting .391 in June. Way to go Jorge – would be nice to see what he is batting since the day he was put in the 9 hole…

  6. ZachA June 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Three games against the Brewers in Yankee Stadium– 4 runs allowed. Wow.

  7. Abomb82 June 30th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Mets series will be tough – their 3 best pitchers, 2 of which we haven’t seen and a knuckleballer… in a big park that won’t yield many HRs.

  8. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I believe the Yankees staff was ranked 12th in the major leagues before today’s game. I would have thought we would be higher than that. Our hitting has definitely helped lately.

  9. G-C June 30th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Pretty great effort on all fronts.

    This team is very, very good.

    A rotation with Colon and Hughes in it and Robertson and Mariano anchoring the back end of the bullpen could do a hell of a lot of damage.

  10. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Tampa Yanks (GCL) lost 14-11. 8 unearned runs on 8 errors. Can only assume they’re still playing with gloves made out of milk cartons.

  11. willwill June 30th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Was that just flahrety and kay getting into it?

  12. blake June 30th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Man I went back to work hoping to get back in time to catch the last couple of innings…..but came.back and its over. CC is a beast.

    Awesome series…..Yanks just played very solid baseball…..the Brewers were outclassed and they are a talented team. The one thing from their side that jumped out at me was Brauhn…..I really haven’t seen him play that much but he’s really impressive.

  13. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I believe the Yankees staff was ranked 12th in the major leagues before today’s game. I would have thought we would be higher than that. Our hitting has definitely helped lately.

    They are 4th in the league by ERA , 5th by R/G, but the third best team in the majors that is currently holding a playoff spot, 1st in the AL. 5th in the majors by ERA+, most of the teams ahead of them play in pitchers parks and aren’t in the playoffs.

  14. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    I think its time for a 6 man rotation.

    MTU June 29th, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    SoS-

    Not happening.

    =========

    MTU,
    Youv got some splainin to do.

  15. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Even though I hate being at work during games, my record is amazing this year. I think they’ve only lost once while I’ve been stuck in my cubicle. ;)

  16. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    During the regular season the Yankees don’t need their rotation to be tops in everything…..they just need them to give them chances for their offense to consistently win games. The postseason is a different story. The Yanks haven’t played this well for this long as a team since 2009 that I can remember. Aside from that Red Sox series they have been really good since the 3rd game in Seattle.

  17. Yanks78 June 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    “I believe the Yankees staff was ranked 12th in the major leagues before today’s game. I would have thought we would be higher than that”

    Yanks were ranked 10th in MLB going into today (3.55 ERA), just a tick behind the Nationals, but will probably pass them in tomorrow’s edition.

    Aside from the Pirates, the usual suspects are in front of us – Atlanta, Seattle, San Diego, Oakland, San Fran, etc. Most teams who play in big parks who normally top the list. And of course, Philly tops the list.

  18. bruceb June 30th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    When CC pitches like that, it doesn’t really matter what lineup Joe G throws out there. The only shame is that he won’t be starting against the Mets, who have shown this week that they can hit bad pitching but are not so hot against top guys like Verlander. Should be an exciting series.

  19. heyman_sux June 30th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    CC must have read the pre-game posts complaining about Girardi’s lineup…

  20. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    So does that mean this starting rotation is smoke and mirrors. It seems like every game I see they go past the 6th inning allowing 2 or fewer runs. With that on glitch now and then.
    Maybe this continuous uncertainty of not knowing if their going to get pulled out of the rotation has made every appearance count just that much more. A year long tryout seems to be doing them good.

  21. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    The Yanks haven’t played this well for this long as a team since 2009 that I can remember.

    I don’t think the Yankees have had 3 pitches with 3 ERA’s on the staff in maybe the entire 2000s.

  22. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Joba_62 That was fun to watch. The big fella @CC_Sabathia was DOMINATING!! Also, congrats on 300 HRS @teixeiramark25 many more to come!

  23. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Even though I hate being at work during games, my record is amazing this year. I think they’ve only lost once while I’ve been stuck in my cubicle.

    ======

    Erin,
    I think its time to take it for the team and do some all nighters until we run away with the division.

  24. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Joba’s injury is really the only downer about this season right now.

  25. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    JF,
    Clemens, Pettitte and Mussina? Maybe el duque?

  26. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    So does that mean this starting rotation is smoke and mirrors.

    No, they are quite good for playing in Yankee Stadium in the AL east. 3 starters with > 120 ERA+, AJ at 100, Nova at 96. Probably one of the best rotations the Yankees have ever thrown out on a daily basis in the past 10 years.

  27. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    SoS- LOL

    While I’m sure my boss would love all of the extra work I’d be doing, I’m not so sure he’d want to pay for all of that overtime. ;)

  28. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    2001
    Mussina 3.15
    Clemens 3.51
    Pettitte 3.99

  29. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Congrats to Tex on the 300th homer-that’s awesome. :)

  30. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Clemens, Pettitte and Mussina? Maybe el duque?

    I had to go all the way back to 2001 and 2002 to get teams better/close to this team pitching wise. 2002 was better. 2001 is probably a toss up.

  31. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Seems we got the same answer at the same time!

  32. Yanks78 June 30th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    “The Yanks haven’t played this well for this long as a team since 2009 that I can remember.”

    Yanks were 17 games over .500 on June 30th last year and are 17 games over .500 on June 30th this year.

    Yanks were 24 games over .500 at the ASB last year. 29 games over .500 on the last day of July.

    That 2010 looked like it was going to blow away the field in June/July last year. They had 3 starters in the ASG and Vazquez had one of the best ERAs in the AL for a stretch last year. Then things completely came apart in August and they were 8 games under in September. But until the trade deadline, the 2010 team was dominating like no team in a decade.

  33. UnKnown June 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Oh joy here comes this clown Valverde to lockdown the Metropolians for the day.

  34. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    2002
    eL duque 3.64
    Pettitte 3.27
    Wells 3.75
    Mussina 4.05

    Didnt know Lilly was their for some of the year as well 16 games 3.40

  35. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Can we finally count on Burnett being that most said he fell apart after May of last season and hes still holding up going into July? I havnt seen him implode much this year as he did his previous and seems to be walking less hitters.

  36. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    4.91
    4.33
    4.59
    4.09
    5.64
    3.30

    After looking at these numbers. Im convinced we should have never been playing game 7 of the 2004 al championship. The pitching was dreadful.

  37. UnKnown June 30th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    And there goes the Dancing Queen Valverde. Mets come into the subway series on the L side of things.

  38. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Yea the Yanks did play well in the first half last year but Im more talking about how they are looking…..just the different ways they are winning games now. They are just playing solid all around baseball.

    Rich,

    The Joba injury did stink……he was pitching so well and had finally seemed to find a groove and then had it ripped away. He will be back.

  39. Melk Man June 30th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Terry Collins puts K-Rod in the 8th inning of a game they are trailing by 4, which adds to his GF total.

    Did K-Rod promise him a share of his $17 million next year?

  40. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I think you can count on Burnett to be about league average.

  41. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    The Yankees rotation ranked 12th in MLB with a 3.81 before today.

  42. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    CC’s a busy guy today-pitched a great game, going on w/Kay, D-Rob’s benefit tonight…. ;)

    KayShowESPN @CC_Sabathia joins us NOW on ESPN NY 1050, ESPNNY.com , XM 210 & SIRIUS 93, after his great performance at the Stadium.

  43. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    blake

    They can withstand the loss, but he’s such a great kid.

  44. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    “The Yankees rotation ranked 12th in MLB with a 3.81 before today.”

    That fails to account for park and league effects.

  45. Melk Man June 30th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    “Can we finally count on Burnett being that most said he fell apart after May of last season and hes still holding up going into July? I havnt seen him implode much this year as he did his previous and seems to be walking less hitters.”

    He’s fine as long as you don’t need to count on him or rely on him. I think most are resigned to the fact that he is a league-averageish pitcher even with his great stuff. Ideally, he won’t start a playoff game.

  46. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    AJ has been much much better this year. I’ve been really happy with him so far….I consider him a #4 though so those are my expectations

  47. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    WCYF,
    I wonder what that number would look like if we removed Hughes starts from the equation?

  48. tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    WCYF,
    Rather have red clay than brush fires.

  49. Melk Man June 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    “The Yankees rotation ranked 12th in MLB with a 3.81 before today.”

    The starting pitchers, yes. Their overall ERA is 10th though.

  50. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    While we’ve all been focusing on the improved play of the hitters – it’s worth noting that Boone Logan seems to be figuring it out again too.

  51. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Rich,

    He’s grown on me…..him getting hurt bothered me more than I ever would have thought it would.

  52. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Joba who?

  53. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    Rich,

    He’s grown on me…..him getting hurt bothered me more than I ever would have thought it would.

    —————

    Bothered me too – mostly for two reasons:

    1. Kills any remaining trade value.
    2. Will re-start the debate about whether he should start or relieve when they rehab him.

  54. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    “The Yankees rotation ranked 12th in MLB with a 3.81 before today.”

    Not a criticism, I was surprised and thought it would be higher, our starters have pitched really well.

  55. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    You’re such a cynic, Chip.

  56. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    The Yankee rotation will likely be more than good enough to win the division or WC and get into the playoffs……in a short series though Im still not extremely confident after CC……that could change

  57. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Chip,

    You forgot #3…..that he made the bullpen better.

  58. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    You’re such a cynic, Chip.

    ———–

    Nah…I’m a positive guy.

    I’m positive that the debate is going to be restarted :-)

  59. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    WCYF, Rather have red clay than brush fires.

    ***********

    LOL. Ok. Comparing Georgia to California is beyond a joke.

  60. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    Chip,

    You forgot #3…..that he made the bullpen better.

    —————

    I said my annoyance was mostly for those two reasons – not entirely.

  61. G. Love June 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    The team really is coming together. With all the returning players from injury, things are going to get interesting.

    Thought it funny that Girardi suggested a 6 man rotation. When I suggested it the other day people tore into me like I was anti-fan because I didn’t believe Garcia or Nova deserved to lose their spot and I think Hughes has to earn his spot over them. They don’t deserve to lose their spots. I’d go 6 man keeping CC and AJ on regular rest for a turn or two and see what they have. But like we all said, these things work themselves out someway. As long as that way doesn’t involve anything happening to CC, it’ll be fine.

    Cashman really did a great job putting this group together and picked up scraps other teams would never consider. Considering this rotation lost Pettitte, lost Hughes to injury and didn’t bring home Cliff Lee, it’s remarkable where they are.

  62. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    From a starting pitching perspective, the best thing that can happen from here on out (apart from CC remaining healthy) is if Hughes takes the next step to being a consistent #2.

    /Captain Obvious

  63. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The thing about this pitching staff is that the performance is far superior to the names.

    This spring training if anyone had said that Colon, Garcia, Hector Noesi, Corey Wade, Luis Ayala were all going to play key roles in this season I would have wanted to vomit. Now Colon is darn near worthy of a trip to Arizona, Garcia is the first “crafty righty” I can remember, Ayala has been solid and Wade has come in and done his job – not allowing a run(though he has only thrown 5 innings)

  64. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    From a starting pitching perspective, the best thing that can happen from here on out (apart from CC remaining healthy) is if Hughes takes the next step to being a consistent #2.

    ————

    And Colon’s second half of the season looking as good as his first.

  65. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    G.Love,
    +1 Good post.

    See my 4:00 post.

    I wish we could have Jeter earn his way back to the leadoff spot from the 7/8th hole.

  66. 108 stitches June 30th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Alley hitters, dumping balls over the infielders, and smart baserunning is key at CitiField.

  67. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Jeter gets 3,000 a week from today against the Rays at the stadium.

  68. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    G. Love- Gold star for you for predicting a six-man rotation. :)

  69. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    6 man is fine with me as long as they keep CC on schedule.

  70. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Why is it that Boy Genius in Boston gets all the hype (had to cut Cameron today, Smolts and Penny bombed, Gagne nuff said) and Cashman flies under the radar to get more bang for his buck though you never hear the media give him any praise?

  71. jackamir June 30th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Brackman is a mess. Don’t you think they should DL him and try to work on some issues. He has really struggled and has fallen way down the depth chart.

  72. tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Comparing California to Georgia in a demeaning way is beneath even you. We’ve got our budget under control, passed an illegal alien bill, and still pay half the taxes you do. I went to CA about twice a month for a few years and couldn’t wait to get home. Nice up north and inland, though.

  73. Doc Iac June 30th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    G love,

    ive been sayin hughes has to earn his way back as well,

    some ppl want colon, who u can argue has been our #2 guy to go to the pen just so hughes can start, he hasnt earned it

  74. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Because Theo does it in a small market ;)

  75. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Brackman had an era in the high 3′s coming out of college and having arm problems. Im sure if he wasnt 10 feet tall he would have been cut by now. But everyones looking for the next Randy. IMO one of the most over rated pitchers in the minors that I can remember.

  76. G. Love June 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    blake,

    I’d also keep AJ on schedule if they tried 6 man for a few turns. I don’t think you want his arm too over rested.

    I’m glad Girardi is considering it because I honestly don’t know how you tell Garcia or Nova you’re going to the pen to become the mop up man with the way they’ve kept this team in so many games so far this year.

    That said, if Hughes comes back and is successful, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Nova dealt. His value is at an all time high right now.

    I love Nova though. I’d like him to pitch in the back of this rotation for as long as he remains cost effective.

  77. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    tomingeorgia,
    Yes. But we have the weather, the women, the beaches, the earthquakes and the smog. Sometimes you have to give something to get something.

  78. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    108 stitches is spot on target, about hitting in the alley at Citifield. Brett Gardner can do that, he’s got gap-power. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a triple or two, or inside the park job.

    Off for an end-of-day drink, to celebrate the W, and commisserate with a friend.

    Later.

  79. tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    SoS,
    Southern belles ain’t bad either. We don’t have smog and earthquakes, but we do have beaches. Not so much surf.

  80. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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  81. blake June 30th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    G love,

    Yea that’s fine ….keep aj on also

  82. Erin June 30th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    New Post: Jeter progressing; Prior and Soriano throwing

    :arrow:

  83. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Comparing California to Georgia in a demeaning way is beneath even you. We’ve got our budget under control, passed an illegal alien bill, and still pay half the taxes you do. I went to CA about twice a month for a few years and couldn’t wait to get home. Nice up north and inland, though

    *********

    Thanks for naming the things about Georgia I dislike!

  84. RadioKev June 30th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    That said, if Hughes comes back and is successful, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Nova dealt. His value is at an all time high right now.
    ———–

    Dealt for what though? A lefty for the bullpen? An ace? It doesn’t seem likely.

  85. Giuseppe Franco June 30th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Big ballparks don’t matter with this team. They can hit long balls anywhere.

    They were supposedly going to meet their match playing in Seattle and Oakland about a month ago and it didn’t make any difference.

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