Game 35: Yankees at Brewers
Greetings from America’s dairyland, as the Yankees will play the second game of a three-game series against the Brewers tonight here at Miller Park. The Yankees have won three straight games, marking a season-high road winning streak. They’re also 14-9 in their last 23 games since April 12 after starting the year 5-6.
New York will try to push it to four straight wins tonight behind CC Sabathia, who figures to get a good ovation here from the Brewers faithful. Sabathia was superhuman for about three months down the stretch in Milwaukee, and they haven’t forgotten his selfless contributions on three days’ rest.
Lately, it’s been a different story for Sabathia, who allowed five runs and a season-high 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings against the Rays on May 4 at Yankee Stadium. This will be his eighth start of the year, and he has lost his last two outings.
“Everybody’s making a big deal out of my last game,” Sabathia said. “I mean, it was bad obviously, you know. Coming off the heels of two games I probably should have won makes it look even worse. I’m not as panicked I guess as everybody else is and trying to make changes and stuff. It is what it is.”
The Brewers are giving the ball to right-hander Kyle Lohse, who is making his eighth start of the season. He has had a couple of no-decisions in his last two outings after running off a four-start win streak in April. Last time out on May 4, Lohse held the Reds to two runs and eight hits over 6 1/3 innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.
The game will be televised on the YES Network and can be heard on WFAN.
Here are tonight’s lineups:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carlos Gomez CF