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World Series Game 5 Lineups

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New York Yankees (3-1, 103-59)

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Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Brett Gardner CF
Jose Molina C
A.J. Burnett P
Pitching: A.J. Burnett (13-9, 4.04)

Phillies (1-3, 93-69)
phillies.jpgJimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Pedro Feliz 3B
Carlos Ruiz C
Cliff Lee P

Pitching: Cliff Lee (7-4, 3.39)


Major League Baseball has approved the Yankees request to remove Melky Cabrera (hamstring) from the active roster and activate Ramiro Peña.

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World Series Game 5 Preview

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The Yanks are up 3-1 in the 2009 World Series and with a win tonight, can lock up their 27th world championship. The Phillies, on the other hand, will look to send this series back to New York for a game 6 and hopefully, for them, a game 7.
The Yankees pulled off another heroic win last night. A 4-4 game going into the top of the ninth, and with two outs the Yankees got something going. Damon stole second and third base on the same play due to the extreme shift that was on for the left handed hitting Teixeira. A-Rod drove him in with a ringing double down the left field line and Posada drove in two more with a single. 
“We haven’t accomplished anything yet,” said last nights hero, Johnny Damon. “We’ve won three games and that’s not what we set out to do. We would like the fourth, and when this playoff time started, we set out to win 11. We’re at 10, and hopefully we can get number 11.”
Win number 11 would give the Yankees their 27th title and their first since the Subway Series 9 seasons ago.
“We play as a team and play like every game is our last game,” Chase Utley said. “So that’s not going to change how we go out there.”

Here is a summary of the game 5 pitching matchup:
Yankees probable pitcher:

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A.J. Burnett
#34 RHP
(13-9) 4.04 ERA 207.0 IP 195 SO 1.401 WHIP
Last Game: WS Game 2: W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 9 SO
Phillies probable pitcher:

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Cliff Lee
#34 LHP
(14-13) 3.22 ERA 231.2 IP 181 SO 1.243 WHIP
Last Game: WS Game 1: W, 9.0 IP, 6 H, R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO
So, the stage is all set. It will be the strikeout leader in 2008 against the complete game shutout pitcher in game 1. Either we return to New York with Yankees up 3-2, or the Yankees will be handed their 27th world series trophy later tonight.
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Yanks scare off Phils with Halloween victory

Yanks take 2-1 lead in Philli opener.


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Eight years ago today, Derek Jeter lined a ball into the right field stands in Yankee Stadium, winning the game for the Yankees in game four of the World Series. That was the first ever hit in November baseball.
Today, the Yankees continued their Halloween success. Going into the night, the series was tied 1-1 after the first two games took place in New York. After an hour and a half delay due to rain, both teams took the field for the third match-up of this World Series. 
The Phillies struck first in the second inning. A Jason Werth homer, an RBI walk and a sac fly gave the Phillies a quick 3-0 lead. 
The Yankees struck back in the fourth. A-Rod hit a two run homer that included the first overturned home run in World Series history. It was also A-Rod’s first World Series hit in his career.
Cole Hamels started out very strong. But that didn’t last long. He ended the game going 4.1 innings, giving up 5 runs. Those are the same exact numbers he put up the last time he faced the Yankees. 
On the other side, despite a rocky second inning, Pettitte was very strong. He struck out seven batters in 6 innings pitched. He was backed by a perfect bullpen, despite a home run allowed by Phil Hughes who struggles to find a groove this postseason.
Jason Werth added a second homer later on in the game. That is the second time this series that a Philly player has had two homers in a game.
Andy Pettitte also made the highlight reel, recording the first Yankee RBI in a World Series game by a pitcher since Jim Bouton did it in 1964. 
Another big moment came in the eighth inning when Matsui came in to pinch hit and hit a home run. The last Yankee to do that was Jason Giambi in the 2003 WS against the Marlins.
A lot of big moments in this game, all ending in an 8-5 victory for the Yankees. They lead 2-1 going into game four, which is the same situation they faced in the ALCS. I think we would all accept they same outcome.
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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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World Series Game 1 Preview

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First pitch of the 2009 World Series:
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Phillies probable pitcher:


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Cliff Lee
#34 LHP
(14-13) 3.22 ERA 231.2 IP 181 SO 1.234 WHIP
Last Game: 10/18 vs LAD: W, 8.0, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 SO
Postseason (2009): (2-0) 0.74 ERA 0.699 WHIP
vs Yankees (Season): (1-1) 3.00 ERA 1.750 WHIP
Away (Season): (8-5) 3.57 ERA 1.231 WHIP
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: Derek Jeter (30)
Best BA: Derek Jeter (.407, 11 for 27)
Most H: Derek Jeter (11)
Most HR: Jorge Posada, Alex Rodriguez (2)
Notable Stat: 2009 SO/BB: 4.21
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Yankees probable pitcher:

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CC Sabathia
#52 LHP
(19-8) 3.37 ERA 230.0 IP 197 SO 1.148 WHIP
Last Game: 10/20 @ LAA: W, 8.0 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB, 5 SO, HR
Postseason (2009): (3-0) 1.19 ERA 0.882 WHIP
vs Phillies (Season): (0-0) 3.38 ERA 1.125 WHIP
Home (Season): (7-2) 3.17 ERA 1.133 WHIP
Opposing Hitters (Phillies):
Most PA: Raul Ibañez (43)
Best BA: Carlos Ruiz (.667, 2 for 3)
Most H: Raul Ibañez (11)
Most HR: Raul Ibañez (2)
Notable Stat: vs LHB: .198 BA
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Keys to the Game:
  1. You gotta swing: With a SO/BB ratio of 4.21, Cliff Lee is a major strike thrower. If you go up there taking pitches, your going to fall behind, badly.
  2. Early indicator: After first pitch strikes, opposing batters are hitting just .248 off Lee. When he throws a first pitch ball, they are hitting .316. That should give you an early indication of how effective Lee will be tonight.
  3. Get the leadoff man on: Lee is a great pitcher, and your not going to get a lot of opportunities. When leading off an inning, batters are hitting .320 off Lee. That will be one of your only chances to get something started, so take advantage.
  4. Start it up early: With no outs, opposing hitters are batting .307 off Lee. Again, your not going to get many chances, so take advantage.
  5. Pray: This guys pretty good.
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Martinez to pitch game 2 in New York.

Pedro 10:27.pngNow the stage is completely set. With Cliff Lee a sure go in game 1, the Phillies have announced today that they will throw 3 time Cy Young award winner, Pedro Martinez in game 2. It was a toss up between him and Hamels who has an ERA just below 7 in the postseason.

Martinez, a former Red Sox, is no stranger to the postseason. In 12 postseason starts, Pedro has a 3.13 ERA. All of those starts came with the Red Sox, except for one. That start came in the championship series against the Dodgers, when Martinez went 7.0 innings giving up just 2 hits and no runs. 
Pedro last faced the Yankees last year as a Met. The Yanks knocked him for 6 runs in 5.2 innings. He last faced the Yankees as a Red Sox in that disaster ALCS in 2004. He pitched the clinching game that sealed up a 4 game comeback and a trip to the world series in a 10-3 win.
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Quick Facts:
Career: 409 GS (219-100) 2.93 ERA 1.054 WHIP 4.15 SO/BB
2009 Regular Season: 9 GS (5-1) 3.63 ERA 1.254 WHIP 4.63 SO/BB
Career vs Yankees: 32 GS (11-11) 3.20 ERA 1.075 WHIP 4.14 SO/BB
Most H vs Pedro: Derek Jeter (22) Most hits for any hitter against Martinez.
Most HR vs Pedro: Jorge Posada (4)
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Bring on the Phillies

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First pitch of the 2009 World Series:
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The stage is all set. The defending champion Philadelphia Phillies will face off against The New York Yankees starting Wednesday night. While it may seem very easy to celebrate and get all happy right now, remember, there is still one more mountain to climb. It’s a mountain that may be the most difficult to climb this year. It should be a good series. Below I have a list of a couple of things to keep in mind as the series progresses. 

  1. CC Sabathia’s Saved: With the win on Sunday, the Yankees avoided using CC Sabathia again and their rotation will go unaffected. CC can now pitch game 1 rather than having to wait until game 3 if a game 7 was needed. It’s a situation that has probably kept the Yankees as favorites in this series. 
  2. Phillies in Game 2: Cliff Lee will start game 1, no doubt. But the question still looms for the Phillies over who their game 2 starter will be. They have a few options. They can go with the future hall of famer, Pedro Martinez, who has much experience against the Yankees. Or, they can go with the defending World Series MVP, Cole Hamels. If it was last year, Hamels would have been a no doubter. But its not last year. After a disappointing season, Hamels has pitched to a 6.75 ERA in 3 postseason starts.
  3. Howard vs Lefties: The win in game 6 also allowed for the Yankees to throw 5 lefties should the series go to seven games. That will be a problem for the 2009 NLCS MVP, Ryan Howard. In the regular season, Howard hit .207 against lefties, and .319 against righties. If the Phillies are going to win this series, Howard will be a part of it. And the heavy left handed staff for the Yankees may come in the way of that. 
  4. Can A-Rod Continue?: With another series comes another question: Can A-Rod keep it up? He hit .455 in the LDS and .429 in the LCS. He has combined for 5 HR’s and 12 RBI’s. Toward the end of the series, the Angels began to pitch around him, and it will be interesting to see how the Phillies deal with him. In this lineup, you may need to pitch to him. 
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