October 29, 2009

WS2: Yankees 3, Phillies 1

Phillies - 010 000 000 - 1  6  0
Yankees - 000 101 10x - 3 8 0
Pedro allowed two solo home runs through six innings -- Mark Teixeira leading off the fourth and Hideki Matsui with two outs in the sixth -- but then gave up two singles to start the seventh. One of them scored, giving Martinez a final line of 6-6-3-2-8, 107.

Pedro struck out three of the first four Yankees --and he fanned Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez twice each. He pitched extremely well, but the Phillies had no luck against Burnett (7-4-1-2-9, 108), who retired 11 of his last 12 batters. Burnett allowed only one Philadelphia runner past second base.

Mariano Rivera needed 39 pitches -- and a clutch double play with the go-ahead run at the plate in the eighth -- to get through the final two innings.
Example
Pedro Martinez (3.63, 118 ERA+) / A.J. Burnett (4.04, 110 ERA+)

Pedro:
I don't know if you realize this, but because of you guys [the media], in some ways, I might be at times the most influential player that ever stepped [on to the field] at Yankee Stadium. I can honestly say that. I have all the respect in the world for the way they enjoy being fans. Sometimes they might be giving you the middle finger ... I don't have any problem with that.
Martinez also said the New York media has
used me and abused me since I've been coming to [Yankee] Stadium. I remember quotes in the paper, "Here comes the man that New York loves to hate." The man? None of you have ever eaten steak with me or rice and beans with me to understand what I'm all about as a man. You might say the player, the competitor, but the man? You guys have abused my name. You guys have said so many things and have written so many things.

There was one time I remember when I was a free agent, there was talk that I might meet with Steinbrenner. One of your colleagues had me in the papers with horns and a tail, red horns and a tail. That's a sign of the devil. I'm a Christian man. I don't like those things. I take those things very serious. Those are the kind of things that the fans actually get used to seeing, and actually sometimes influence those people to believe that you are a bad person, that you are like an ogre.
As far as any chants he might hear:
Any time I hear that "Who's your daddy?" it really reminds me that God is my daddy. It gives me strength. ... When you have 60,000 people chanting your name, waiting for you to throw the ball, you have to consider yourself someone special, someone that really has a purpose out there.
Pedro and the Red Sox defeated the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS and then won the World Series. That should have put the Daddy talk to rest forever.

After watching their team commit the worst choke job in the history of baseball, Yankee fans chanting "Who's your daddy?" makes as much sense as chanting "1918".
Example
Burnett (6-8-5-2-7, 95) faced the Phillies on May 22, 2009, allowing three home runs and losing 7-3.

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Ish said...

Aceves warming.

Kevin said...

Alfredo Assface up?

redsock said...

notanaceves?

me likey.

Amy said...

Have they shown Kate Hudson tonight? Maybe that's why ARod isn't hitting. Keep her away.

Kevin said...

SIT

redsock said...

slappy 0-8 with 6 K!

...

so did joe go to fruitbat too early?

Ish said...

I haven't seen her, but she's there.

Ish said...

Well, she was there at the beginning of the game.

redsock said...

international feed showed her and her daddy at least once.

Amy said...

Must have been a bad week for them. ARod seems to have lost his focus. :)

redsock said...

just saw slo mo at first on that DP. hard to say safe or out.

Ish said...

Brett Gardner would look much better in a Braves uniform.

Ish said...

I don't know why but he's just got that look about him.

Amy said...

One more shot to get to Rivera.

redsock said...

it's business time.

Kevin said...

Alright, this is your last chance to do something this game.

At least two runs.

redsock said...

amazing - the scoreboard has to tell mfy fans to cheer and "make noise".

Kevin said...

NOT A STRIKE

redsock said...

sut on K to howard: "it wasn't a strike, but he's been there all night long."

85 wrongs make a right.

Amy said...

Looks like Phillies have to win four in a row for Rollins to be right.

Kevin said...

Here's an under-reported stat: Brad Lidge has the second most postseason saves all time.

redsock said...

time for the canadian to belt a doung.

Kevin said...

Dammit

Amy said...

That's it...on to Philadelphia.

redsock said...

mfy fans: "whew, we won't get swept."

redsock said...

phils take 2 of 3 at home, then pedro wins the series in game 6 at ny.

Amy said...

What a pleasure to watch Pedro. Just wish the Phillies could have gotten some more runs off of Burnett, the second ugliest pitcher in baseball (second only to Randy Johnson).

Kevin said...

I kinda want this series to go to six now. Just to see Pedro pitch again.

redsock said...

fruitbat throws 39 pitches. girardi taking no chances with anyone else in his pen. he won't be able to do that in too many games.

9casey said...

Off topic- with Jed Hoyer being the new Padres GM, does that put us in better or worse postion to get Gonzalez?

9casey said...

redsock said...
fruitbat throws 39 pitches. girardi taking no chances with anyone else in his pen




Would you?

9casey said...

Amy said...
Looks like Phillies have to win four in a row for Rollins to be right.



That just doesnt seem fair......:)

9casey said...

Amy said...
What a pleasure to watch Pedro.



He was pretty good, seems to have lost a little swagger, though...

Kevin said...

The Phillies have scored a combined two runs in Pedro's two postseason starts in 2009. They've scored 60 in their other nine games.

Ish said...

That was definitely a game Pedro COULD have won, so I can't feel too badly about it. A couple solo dongs and an inherited runner scoring from third.

And, according to one of baseball's dumbest statistics: It was a quality start.

9casey said...

Bay apparently wore a Red Sox onesie as a baby and had posters of Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski hanging up as a kid.




Like all good Canadiens.......

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