Game 2 features the return of an old friend in Pedro Martinez. Talk about storylines, eh? From his days with the RedSox, to his rapid decline on the Mets, to the mango tree, to his resurrection on the Phillies… it’s quite a story. And I can’t wait.
Pedro Martinez had an alarmingly high LD% in his limited time this season, without an accompanying disastrous BABIP. He also had a tremendous LOB%. He’s probably not done as a pitcher yet, as evidenced by his K/BB, but he shouldn’t be in the rotation in the World Series. He’s not good enough. Luckily for the Yankees, it appears Charlie Manuel has been fooled by his recent performances, and will run him out against the Yankees, who are probably drooling at the prospect. Joe Blanton doesn’t like particularly good in this comparison either, with his AL-sized ERA in spite of a 79% LOB rate.
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