Brewers-Yankees: What Does Joba Think? Also…
Not only did Wednesday mark yet another road loss for the Milwaukee Brewers (15-28 away), but the afternoon proved to be quite a momentous benchmark for the New York Yankees.
Mark Teixeira launched his 300th career homerun, becoming just the 5th player all-time to hit 300 homeruns in his 1st nine seasons and the first switch-hitter to do so in the same span. The Yankees also won their 5th straight, a season-high winning streak. The Yankees also outscored Milwaukee 22-4 over the series. It was also announced Derek Jeter is close to returning from the DL. On Twitter, New York also “ripped” Milwaukee in the “hashtag battle” 513-273. Um, what? It was also the 1st time in 12 years the Yankees had 3 steals in the 1st inning off a left-handed pitcher. Former Brewer CC Sabathia also notched his MLB leading 11th win. Sabathia also matched a career high in strikeouts with 13, the most by a Yankee lefty since David Wells in 1998 . The 13 swinging strikeouts by Milwaukee (11 by way of slider) are also the most in the MLB since August 14, 2010. Sabathia also allowed just one fly ball to reach the outfield. Sabathia also struck out Rickie Weeks three times. Sabathia also fanned Prince Fielder three times. Sabathia has also held opponents to a 0.86 batting average over his last four starts. Sabathia also snapped his fingers and cured world hunger. Sabathia is also ‘ still fond of his wild ride with the Brewers :’
The day I got there I felt like I had been there my whole career. Just the organization, the guys in the clubhouse, they just made me feel at home. I really didn’t want the season to end…
Salt in wound.
Several Brewers also fawned over Sabathia like a bunch of 5th graders hoping for an autograph .
Today was another example of how dominant he can be. He’s got a lot of born-with tools. He’s a monster out there. He throws a 95 mph fastball, great changeup and a sharp slider. He definitely works are and puts that ability on the field. That ability is pretty nice to watch.
He’s the best left-hander we’ve faced all year.
Injured Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain chimed in with his post-series analysis via Twitter :
That was fun to watch.
In other words, putridity at its finest. Simply an aberration? Disturbing series and continuing trend? Contenders or…?