World Series Game 3 Preview

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World Series Tied 1-1
Yankees probable pitcher:

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Andy Pettitte
#46 LHP
(14-8) 4.16 ERA 194.2 IP 148 SO 1.382 WHIP
Last Game: 10/25 vs LAA: W, 6.1 IP, 7 H, R, BB, 6 SO
Postseason (2009): (2-0) 2.37 ERA 1.052 WHIP
vs Phillies (Season): (0-0) 5.14 ERA 1.000 WHIP
Away (Season): (8-4) 3.71 ERA 1.257 WHIP
Opposing Hitters (Phillies): 
Most PA: Raul Ibañez (22)
Best BA: Carlos Ruiz (.667, 2 for 3)
Most H: Raul Ibañez (6)
Most HR: Raul Ibañez, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Jason Werth (1)
Notable Stat: Career @ PHI: 2 GS 0.75 ERA
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Phillies probable pitcher:

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Cole Hamels
#35 LHP
(10-11) 4.32 ERA 193.2 IP 168 SO 1.286 WHIP
Last Game: 10/21 vs LAD: ND, 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, BB, 3 SO, 3 HR
Postseason (2009): (1-1) 6.75 ERA 1.500 WHIP
vs Yankees (Season): (0-0) 3.00 ERA 1.333 WHIP
Home (Season): (7-5) 3.76 ERA 1.120 WHIP
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: Mark Teixeira (17)
Best BA: Johnny Damon (.600, 3 for 5)
Most H: Mark Teixeira (5)
Most HR: Mark Teixeira (2)
Notable Stat: Night games: 3.95 ERA
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Keys to the Game:
  • Swing Early: Opposing hitters have a .329 batting average when they swing at Hamels first pitch.
  • Handle Howard: Howard hits over 100 points lower against lefties. Pettitte is obviously a lefty, and if he can keep Howard in check, this game will be a whole lot easier.
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