WS Game 2: Phillies @ Yankees

Lineups courtesy of Lohud:

YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Jerry Hairston RF
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C
Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (0-0, 4.42 ERA in postseason)
PHILLIES
Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Matt Stairs DH
Pedro Feliz 3B
Carlos Ruiz C
Pitching: RHP Pedro Martinez (0-0, 0.00 ERA in postseason)

Yup. Jose Molina and Jerry Hairston. Cross your fingers, folks.

0 thoughts on “WS Game 2: Phillies @ Yankees

  1. Utterly embarrassing half inning to start the game! Jeter strikes out on an 88 MPH fastball, Damon on a 75 MPH change up and pops up Tex on a very hittable fastball… For god sakes the man is throwing 85-90 MPH fastballs, someone needs to get a solid hit somewhere, even foul, something hit hard!

  2. I think this postseason has tipped me more to the Matsui for DH side of the argument based on his at bats and not necessarily the results, Hideki just puts together more consistently solid at bats.

  3. AJ has been wicked nasty all night but especially to Ryan Howard who just isn’t being given anything hittable but at the same time throwing strikes… This is a great start by Burnett and he finishes the 6th inning with a total of 97 pitches… Do you leave him in for the 7th or go to a shaky pen? My opinion I would stay with the hot (yet inconsistent) hand but have someone warming up in case he works into trouble.

  4. oldfan: I know. I just worry. Mo is not a unlimited resourse.

    Yeah well we are at the end of the season in the world series, he is at the age he may never see one again so he needs to do whatever he can and I think he knows it!

  5. Series tied! Mariano throws 39 pitches in a 2 inning save and the Yankees get to go to Philadelphia and Andy Pettitte with a 1-1 series tie!

    Andy should be able to beat Cole Hamels, let’s jope he notches hit 17th career post season win!

  6. Arod is back trying to pull everything.That usually means strike outs and Pop ups.Antoher gag job.Wake up Arodsky.

  7. That was AJ Burnett’s best start as a Yankee when you consider the line up that he faced and the stakes involved with the start being that the Yankees were down 1-0 in the world series!