September 26, 2009

CC Sabathia silences Sox

Alliteration much? CC Sabathia shut out the Red Sox (91-63) for seven innings and Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera closed out a 3-0 victory for the Yankees (99-56).

Quick ‘Cap:
It was a scoreless duel until Robinson Cano broke the ice with an opposite field solo shot in the sixth inning. Daisuke Matsuzaka walked five Yankees, but spread out six hits and escaped all the jams.

Billy Wagner allowed two unearned runs to score in the eighth on Johnny Damon’s two-run single. Hughes worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Rivera evaded a small jam in the ninth. Full box score here.

What a win! It would have looked even better if it were just a 1-0 game, but now I’m just getting picky. I’m lovin’ CC’s run to 20 games! He’s at 19 now, and will start next against the Tampa Bay Rays. 

This is a game the Yanks easily could have lost, as there were several squandered opportunities. They left 12 men on base while the Red Sox only had five baserunners all game.

Line of the Night:
Sabathia: 7 IP, H, zeroes, 2 BB, 8 K. I would have loved to see him close the game out, but he was yanked with 96 pitches under his long, long belt.

Up Next:
Get the brooms ready! The Yankees will go for the sweep on ESPN’s Sun-Day baseball game with Andy Pettitte (13-7, 4.15) on the hill vs. Paul Byrd (1-2, 6.04).

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