Sunday, July 13, 2008

One-Man Show from Sabathia Leads Brewers

First off, I still can't believe CC Sabathia is a Brewer. Every time I see him in that uniform, I get giddy. And you have to think, if there was anyone that still thought this trade wasn't in the best interest of the Brewers, perhaps they changed their mind just a little bit today.

This game was all Sabathia, and was exactly what the Brewers were looking for when they sent four prospects to Cleveland for him. What they were looking for, and more. Sabathia threw a complete game, striking out 9 batters along the way. And if picking up the win to go 2-0 in his first week as a Brewer wasn't enough to extend his honeymoon, he also hit a home run.

Things didn't look especially great in the beginning, as the Brewers found themselves down to the Reds 2-0 until the 3rd inning, when Sabathia hit the shot out to right. A Kapler double brought Hardy home in the 6th, and then a Craig Counsell sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th brought Bill Hall home from 3rd, and the Brewers won the game 3-2.

“CC brought the excitement, struck out the side in the ninth inning,” Hall said. “We wanted to go out and give him a win in the ninth inning. So we had the excitement, we had the momentum. It’s a great way to end the first half and, hopefully, it continues on Friday.”

Friday is scheduled to be Sabathia's 3rd start in a Milwaukee uniform.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: CC Sabathia

(AP Phot0/Morry Gash)


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