Game 159 Recap: NYY 5 BOS 1

I didn't watch very much of this game.  Call me immature or a hater or whatever, I didn't want to sit through 3+ hours of David Ortiz ball washing.  I really wish this Yankee team would have been around a few weeks ago though.  That would have made these final few games even more exciting.  Anyway, here are the bullet points:

- CC Sabathia was brilliant in his final start of the year.  He allowed 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks over 7.1 innings, striking out 8 and lowering his season ERA to 3.91.  He struck out the first 4 batters he faced and never looked back.  Fantastic season for the big fella.

- A pair of ribbie doubles by Starlin Castro (1st inning) and Jacoby Ellsbury (5th) gave the Yankees their first 2 runs.  A bases loaded walk by Tyler Austin and a wild pitch gave them 2 more in the 6th to stretch the lead, and another double by Aaron Hicks made it 5-1 in the 8th.

- Ellsbury, Castro, and Hicks each had 2-hit nights.

- Gary Sanchez went 0-5 and took a golden sombrero in the process.  That's rough.  I'd hate to be the next baseball his bat comes in contact with.

- Richard Bleier pitched a clean 9th, dropping his season ERA down to 2.14.  He and Tommy Layne have both done some good work lately.

- Kinda weird that the Yankees finished a sweep of the Red Sox and got eliminated from the postseason on the same day.  Ya just can't predict baseball, Suzyn.