Another game down, and another round of great starting pitching!! The Yankees emerged victorious as they evened up the series 1-1 and made this championship match-up a best of 5 games series.
Both AJ Burnett and Pedro Martinez were on their game. Continuing the trend established in Game 1, both starting pitchers looked great but this time it was a few timely hits that helped the Yankees squeak by the Phillies…
AJ Burnett pitched the best game of his post-season career as he went 7 innings, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 9 batters. Pedro Martinez was equally effective going 6 innings and allowing 6 hits and striking out 8. The big difference was the long ball. 2 of the 6 hits Pedro allowed were solo home runs. Mark Teixeira connected for the first shot and then Hideki Matsui hit the go-ahead homer to give the Yankees a lead that they would not relinquish.
2 games down, and 2 classic pitching match-ups are in the books. We’ll see what happens Saturday night when Andy Pettitte and Cole Hamels take the mound.
Something tells me that round three may be just as good!!!