Sabathia Heats Up the Reds with the Bat and the Ball in Brewers Walk-Off Win

Tim BoltonContributor IJuly 13, 2008

C.C Sabathia is looking more and more like a very successful transaction for Milwaukee after putting on a show for the home crowd. He hit his third career home run over the right field fence and then went on to strike out nine Reds in nine innings pitched on the way to a Brewers 3-2 walk-off win.

With a sellout crowd in Miller Park wanting to see some solid baseball, they were in for a treat as both teams played well. Cincinnati had their pitchers doing their job, only allowing three runs for the game, while Milwaukee was making sure they were not going to be swept at home before the All-Star break. 

A late rally in the ninth inning started off with Bill Hall's single to begin the last frame then making his way to third on a bunt single from Mike Cameron. The Reds then went with the option of walking Jason Kendall to bring up the pinch-hitter Craig Counsell. Counsell hit the first pitch he saw to right field deep enough for Hall to score on the sacrifice fly.

Milwaukee now goes into the break with a record of 52-43. They are six games behind the Cubs and only a half game back in the Wild Card, chasing their division rivals St. Louis.