I'd say this trade has worked out well for the Brewers, wouldn't you? CC Sabathia was ridiculously dominant again today as Milwaukee beat the Pirates 7-0, strengthening their hold on the NL wild card. Sabathia only allowed one piddly little hit, and according to ESPN, even that has yet to be finally determined. The Brewers plan to appeal the scorer's ruling that awarded Andy LaRoche a single on a slow comebacker that Sabathia dropped. While an overturning of the call appears unlikely, it wouldn't be the first time it has happened to Milwaukee, even this season:
The Brewers said in an e-mail to ESPN.com's Buster Olney they would appeal the official scorer's ruling of LaRoche's hit. "We are putting together a DVD with all the replays we have and sending it to MLB tomorrow," said Mike Vassallo, the Brewers' media relations director. "We had to send a call in earlier this season and got it reversed. So hopefully we can go 2-for-2."
Note to self: give Mike Vassallo a call next time you try to return a large ticket retail item without a receipt. Sabathia is now 9-0 with a 1.43 ERA since being traded to Milwaukee from the Indians back in July. And he could make life extremely uncomfortable for a team in a best-of-five or best-of-seven series come October. (How's that for analysis?) Elsewhere in baseball, the Mets, Phillies, White Sox and Roy Halladay-led Blue Jays all won. Consequently, the Marlins, Cubs, Red Sox and Yankees all lost. Sabathia one-hits pirates; Brewers to appeal scorer's ruling on single [ESPN]