October 29, 2009

WS2: Yankees 3, Phillies 1

Phillies - 010 000 000 - 1  6  0
Yankees - 000 101 10x - 3 8 0
Pedro allowed two solo home runs through six innings -- Mark Teixeira leading off the fourth and Hideki Matsui with two outs in the sixth -- but then gave up two singles to start the seventh. One of them scored, giving Martinez a final line of 6-6-3-2-8, 107.

Pedro struck out three of the first four Yankees --and he fanned Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez twice each. He pitched extremely well, but the Phillies had no luck against Burnett (7-4-1-2-9, 108), who retired 11 of his last 12 batters. Burnett allowed only one Philadelphia runner past second base.

Mariano Rivera needed 39 pitches -- and a clutch double play with the go-ahead run at the plate in the eighth -- to get through the final two innings.
Example
Pedro Martinez (3.63, 118 ERA+) / A.J. Burnett (4.04, 110 ERA+)

Pedro:
I don't know if you realize this, but because of you guys [the media], in some ways, I might be at times the most influential player that ever stepped [on to the field] at Yankee Stadium. I can honestly say that. I have all the respect in the world for the way they enjoy being fans. Sometimes they might be giving you the middle finger ... I don't have any problem with that.
Martinez also said the New York media has
used me and abused me since I've been coming to [Yankee] Stadium. I remember quotes in the paper, "Here comes the man that New York loves to hate." The man? None of you have ever eaten steak with me or rice and beans with me to understand what I'm all about as a man. You might say the player, the competitor, but the man? You guys have abused my name. You guys have said so many things and have written so many things.

There was one time I remember when I was a free agent, there was talk that I might meet with Steinbrenner. One of your colleagues had me in the papers with horns and a tail, red horns and a tail. That's a sign of the devil. I'm a Christian man. I don't like those things. I take those things very serious. Those are the kind of things that the fans actually get used to seeing, and actually sometimes influence those people to believe that you are a bad person, that you are like an ogre.
As far as any chants he might hear:
Any time I hear that "Who's your daddy?" it really reminds me that God is my daddy. It gives me strength. ... When you have 60,000 people chanting your name, waiting for you to throw the ball, you have to consider yourself someone special, someone that really has a purpose out there.
Pedro and the Red Sox defeated the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS and then won the World Series. That should have put the Daddy talk to rest forever.

After watching their team commit the worst choke job in the history of baseball, Yankee fans chanting "Who's your daddy?" makes as much sense as chanting "1918".
Example
Burnett (6-8-5-2-7, 95) faced the Phillies on May 22, 2009, allowing three home runs and losing 7-3.

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redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Matsui, DH
Cano, 2B
Hairston, RF
Cabrera, CF
Molina, C

Peter Abraham, Globe: "Girardi shook it up, benching Swisher and using Hairston based on his past (and long ago) success against Pedro. Meanwhile, he is sitting Posada for personal catcher Jose Molina. If Burnett doesn't pitch well again and the Yankees aren't able to generate enough offense to win, Girardi is going to get roasted ..."

redsock said...

FWIW.

SoSH:
Jon Heyman was just on with Mike Francessa. He says the Red Sox "are going very hard and may be a lock" to get Roy Halladay this offseason. He said their offer was Buchholz, Hagadone, Bowden, and one other prospect. He then goes onto say that they will go at them with a lesser offer given the time left on Halladay's contract.

Someone else said he heard in the interview "and it didn't strike me as anything more than Heyman conjecture".

redsock said...

Hairston!

redsock said...

I'm not sure a non-Red Sox game can feel more like a Red Sox game this this one.

Shut these Nazi bastards down.

Ish said...

I am really looking forward to this, perhaps more than any other game Pedro has pitched in a non-Red Sox uniform - 2nd! 2nd behind the game he pitched against the Red Sox.

Ish said...

FOX hates Pedro. I hate FOX.

redsock said...

We're going to try Phillies radio tonight.

Ish said...

You should be okay with Phillies radio. Perhaps.

redsock said...

Yo, Cletus, time to spit the bit.

redsock said...

well, i won't mind if they are homers!

Kevin said...

Let's do this.

redsock said...

wow - radio is a full 2 pitches behind tv. laughably late. ah well.

Kevin said...

Bleh, that went too quickly.

Ish said...

That's an EPIC delay.

redsock said...

i want to see some inside pitches.

redsock said...

88 GAS

Kevin said...

SIT

Kevin said...

SIT

nick said...

These wise yankees never get fooled on changeups. never.

redsock said...

Daddy this.

Kevin said...

OTT

redsock said...

i'm feelin' dongish with howard. or werth.

Kevin said...

Oh don't even fucking DARE to compare this ass-clown to Beckett.

Amy said...

I LOVE PEDRO!

Ish said...

Amy K. Nelson of ESPN talked to Rich Dubee (PHI pitching coach) before the game, he talked about Pedro's game in LA:

pitching coach Rich Dubee told me pregame that Pedro in LA "was inside everybody's mind. it's like he knows exactly what they're thinking."

Dubee told me that Pedro was ahead in the count, which was key to his success against the Dodgers. Said He threw all pitches for K's.

Dubee also said in the bullpen before that game, fans started getting on Pedro, and Dubee saw something switch inside him, and it was on.

Ish said...

Fortunate bounce for Ibanez!

Kevin said...

Rauuuul

2-out rally time

James said...

ALRIGHT IBANEZ!

Also, have you guys seen the new Negro League Strat-O-Matic cards? For anyone who loves Strat-O-Matic, this is a dream come true.

Ish said...

If a few fans in LA got on him and It Was On... Imagine what happens when 50,000 do.

Kevin said...

I want a doung here

redsock said...

i have no doubt some of what pedro said a day or two ago was to inflame the fans and thus pump him up.

redsock said...

E ROD

redsock said...

STAIRS = CANADIAN!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

Canadian Ribeye!

Yay Fredericton!

Kevin said...

I'll gladly take that

James said...

Yessir! Looks like A-Rod isn't so clutch after all! Let's all get back to bashing him over his choke-artist-ness.

redsock said...

nice gun, johnny.

Amy said...

Yes! A-Rod, you boob.

redsock said...

ha - slappy didn't have to go even one step to his left -- and he still blew that grounder

Amy said...

Why do I feel so invested in Pedro doing well? Do I still think he pitches for the Red Sox? I don't want Damon to do well....

James said...

Yankee Stadium has empty seats behind home plate during a World Series game! Best fans in baseball. Yankee Universe, guys!

redsock said...

K-ROD

Kevin said...

SIT!

Amy said...

SIT!

redsock said...

maybe buzz shemp for old time's sake?

Amy said...

Arggh--I wanted a no hitter!

redsock said...

shoulda buzzed him.

Amy said...

Man, did they have to show 2003?

Amy said...

He said something about Pedro's mother? Never heard that one before.

redsock said...

Gerbil denied it. Who knows?

And who cares? Still a great moment.

redsock said...

!!!!

thought it would drop./

Amy said...

OMG, what a catch!

Kevin said...

RAUUUUUUL!

Ish said...

RAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLL!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Yes, even I remember that baseball moment.

Amy said...

Not as pretty an inning for Pedro, but I will take it.

Kevin said...

Alright, tack on some more runs.

I want to see Burnett done by the fourth inning.

redsock said...

26 pitches, but a bagel, nonetheless.

Ish said...

Pedro not economical though. 43 pitches through 2.

Amy said...

Allan, can you remember what kind of desk chair Laura ended up getting? Harvey needs to get a better chair.

redsock said...

i'll tell her to email you.

redsock said...

i think it's ergocentric.com

Amy said...

Thanks, Allan.

Kevin said...

Make them pay for that, Ryan.

redsock said...

blister?

see, he IS like beckett.

redsock said...

howard: shut these fuckers who have been told by the scoreboard to stand up and make noise up

Kevin said...

Or just K again

Because we haven't seen that nearly 600 times over the past three seasons.

redsock said...

AJ at 60 thru 3 (12-25-23).

redsock said...

quick inning, pedro.

redsock said...

you canNOT walk molina. jesus.

Kevin said...

DP please?

Ish said...

A tweet from Ken Davidoff:

Joe Castiglione is here. "I had to see Pedro pitch."

redsock said...

sit, cap'n!

Kevin said...

SIT

Amy said...

OK, we all know how smart Pedro is. Duh. Where have you been?

Pedro---three innings done.

redsock said...

right down the pipe fools jetes. crafty.

Kevin said...

Could have been a bit more efficient, but I'll take it.

redsock said...

pedro at 59 thru 3 (17-26-16).

redsock said...

sut mentioning werth's "wide stance"

hmmmm ...

Kevin said...

Shit, Werth, what the fuck was that?

redsock said...

fuck.

redsock said...

how about a homre from stairs?

redsock said...

nice hack, nomar.

Kevin said...

FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

redsock said...

i did not like that.

Amy said...

Damn...

redsock said...

1st earned run finally -- in their 13th inning.

redsock said...

fuck you fans - it is a normal F7

redsock said...

sut: "derek jeter took an immediate liking to hideki matsui. that's just part of being a captain."

redsock said...

sut: "derek jeter took an immediate liking to hideki matsui. that's just part of being a captain."

Ish said...

It's weird. I don't feel like I'm watching the Phillies when I'm watching Pedro.

I feel like I'm watching Pedro and some other guys.

Kevin said...

SIT

Alright, runs. Score them.

redsock said...

It's weird.

Not strange at all. He's a once in a lifetime guy. I've been thinking the P on his cap is for Pedro.

75 thru 4.

Amy said...

Me, too, Ish. This game is all about Pedro v NYY for me. Nothing else matters.

redsock said...

once in a lifetime -- and he was ours.

redsock said...

sut notes molina wants a ball inside, AJ says no, sut wonders WHY do that, go away -- so next pitch, INSIDE, ruis doubles!!!

Kevin said...

Le squander

redsock said...

fuck you rollins. good god, hack at a pitch that bounces and would have been ball 4

SoSock said...

Squanderage sucks

Ish said...

That must be it. If it wasn't for Pedro Martinez I probably wouldn't have been as into the Red Sox as I am. I used to drop everything to watch Pedro pitch.

Amalie Benjamin said the same thing about dropping everything to watch Pedro pitch on Twitter.

But it was Joe Castig who said to Ken Davidoff that he showed up because "I had to see Pedro pitch."

Blast from the past but you certainly can't discount that 8 IP 130 pitch performance earlier this year, last start against the Dodgers and tonight's start. You see Pedro pitch and think about the past, and then Pedro makes Milk Dud swing like that, tonight, in the 2009 World Series.

Kevin said...

Rollins has never been one to get a lot of walks. He somehow managed to get 212 hits in 2007 and still bat under .300 because he only had 49 walks. I honestly think Victorino would be a better leadoff guy for them.

Kevin said...

Thank you Nomar Damon

Amy said...

Nice going, Pedro. Five innings in the books.

Ish said...

In 2004 it was Pedro and the Red Sox. Tonight it's just Pedro.

redsock said...

8-pitch inning. 83 thru 5.

Kevin said...

Five innings with only one earned run. Only at 83 pitches, Manuel will almost certainly let him start the 6th.

Kevin said...

And if I know Manuel as well as I think I do, probably the 7th as well.

redsock said...

utley
howard
werth

runs pls

Amy said...

Aside from the Mother's Day Miracle, probably the game I remember most at Fenway was taking my daughters to see Pedro pitch. My older daughter, probably around 17, 18 at the time, was (and is) not a baseball fan, but I told her to watch and remember because she was seeing the best pitcher in baseball. I wonder if she remembers...

redsock said...

does manuel have some sort of flesh-eating disease?

Kevin said...

I have a good feeling about Howard this inning.

Kevin said...

Dammit Howard.

Amy said...

Damn, that was fast.

Kevin said...

Burnett's giving the impression that he's actually a semi-talented pitcher.

I'm not liking that.

SoSock said...

damn
I know I've related it before, but my very first Red Sox game was in Yankee Stadium when he set the record for most MFY to ever K in a game - 17.
God I love that man!

redsock said...

not sure i remember that sosock - you fucking lucky bastard.

we got stood up and thus did not get to go in to that game.

redsock said...

grab some pine, doosh.

Kevin said...

SIT

redsock said...

pedro barking at slappy or at his catcher for talking to spally?

redsock said...

at his catcher!

fucking a.

Kevin said...

SIT

redsock said...

K
K

Amy said...

Wow, I am more impressed than I ever expected to be.

redsock said...

... our 5th starter next year?

Kevin said...

SHIT

redsock said...

cheap-o shemp job.

shoulda buzzed him.

Amy said...

Fuck, I should have kept my mouth shut.

SoSock said...

damn.....damn......damn

Kevin said...

Runs

Several

Score them

NOW

redsock said...

phillies are at the toilet - they need to get the runs.

redsock said...

jtc up

SoSock said...

RS - per the record setting game. I got busy with something else and missed your comment. I think I mentioned it the night in Boston, but maybe not. Cathy and I were doing a show in NY and took off to the Bronx on a lark, even the game was officialy sold out. Got into the left field bleacher section for face value, and have NEVER seen a game that comes close since in terms of atmosphere and raw electricity in the air. It was awesome with a capital A

Amy said...

Score runs, Phillies, for our Pedro.

Amy said...

SoSock, what game was that? I must have missed Allan's earlier comment.

SoSock said...

Amy - my very first live Red Sox game ever was in Yankee Stadium when Pedro set the record for the most Yankees to ever strike out in a single game - 17

Kevin said...

Alright, I'm going to call it now.

Rivera WILL blow the save tonight.

Ish said...

Looks like Pedro coming back out to start the 7th, with Chan Ho Park warming.

Amy said...

Very cool--what a way to see the Sox for your first time---a Pedro game and against the Yankees---the 17 Ks are the icing on the cake!

redsock said...

we gave up and went home -- our guy with tix was delayed at work -- and got home in the 4th. watched the rest and then rewound the vcr to see what we missed early. i can't imagine the atmosphere. it looked amazing on tv.

i have often mentioned my favourite stat from that game:

fair balls hit off pedro's last 52 pitches: 0.

Amy said...

Hope so, Kevin, but I'd rather see the Phillies go ahead in the 8th and get Pedro the W.

Ish said...

Watching Pedro was the first time I noticed the fans getting up at Fenway and cheering with 2 strikes, especially with 2 outs. I rarely see it with that much fervor since Pedro left. Every time I do, I think of him.

redsock said...

sut has said a few times, if burnett can get thru 7 with the lead, it'll be fruitbat for 2.

i don't quite believe that will happen, though, even with a day off tomorrow.

Kevin said...

The other day I noticed that the only two teams that haven't had their closer blow a save this postseason were the Yankees and the Phillies. As soon as I saw that, I got the feeling Rivera was going to blow a key one.

I'm hoping its tonight.

Remember: Rivera's probably coming in in the 8th. Pedro can still get the win in that scenario.

redsock said...

mfy fans started doing it with guidry in 78.

Ish said...

Fruitbat warming. Looks like Cletus is done.

redsock said...

9-1-2 for PHI in the 8th

Amy said...

Pedro never could throw much more than 100 pitches...

Kevin said...

Shit, this isn't looking good

Phillies pen needs to get its ass up quick

redsock said...

sut saying young pitchers can learn from pedro, the way he stood on the mound a bit longer than usual to see if dud would tip his hand re a bunt.

yeah, because no pitchers do that these days --

-- except for all of them.

redsock said...

that was a slow walk off!

Ish said...

That was great. Everyone booing him. He walks slowly toward the dugout, looks up at everyone, then smiles at himself and enters the dugout.

Kevin said...

Okay, I guess the Phillies pen already had its ass up

Good

redsock said...

i think he stopped so a fan could take a photo.

Ish said...

One of those made-for-TV moments, I guess. The little smile to himself. I love Pedro.

Kevin said...

Park?

What the fuck?

redsock said...

Park: White Flag Jr.?

Kevin said...

I guess maybe because he has a half-decent sinker?

redsock said...

could this have been pedro's last game?

SoSock said...

damn damn

Kevin said...

Shit

Amy said...

Allan, that would be too sad to consider right now after his two games in this post-season.

But entirely possible...

redsock said...

he is penciled in for game 6, though, back in ny

redsock said...

great call, joe. jeter K

Kevin said...

Ha

SoSock said...

I guess if you're Jeter you can go out of the box and interfere with a throw and get away with it

Ish said...
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johngoldfine said...

Amy, I swear by my Humanscale Freedom chair.

Kevin said...

HA!

redsock said...

stop clapping, dumbo, you are out!!!!

Amy said...

Hmm, bad call that time.

Kevin said...

Alright

Let's do this

Runs

Multiple

Score them

This inning

redsock said...

if howard thought he caught the liner, he would have simply walked over and stepped on 1B for the DP.

Amy said...

Thanks, JohnGF, where did you get it? Harvey is reluctant to buy a chair without sitting in it first.

Ish said...

Do they really need to show Girardi arguing in SUPER SLOW MO?

Ish said...

Didn't Howard take a step toward first then decide to throw to second first? Or he had a notion in some way, maybe not a step. Short-term memory fail.

johngoldfine said...

Amy--There is or was an office supply place a block or two from South Station toward Chinatown. Let me see if I can find a name.

andy said...

1918!!! 1918!!!

The man looked good tonight I approve that performance.

SoSock said...

OK, I'm outta here. Downtown San Fran is calling my name! I might get to meet Zenslinger tomorrow.
Talk to ya Saturday.

johngoldfine said...

Amy--

179 South St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-0077

redsock said...

if the red sox were in the world series tonight, you know where i'd be?

posting at a yankees blog.

redsock said...

remove head from ass, rollins.

Amy said...

Thanks, John, I will check it out. I see it is sold at a store in West Hartford, which is only 20 miles from us.

First I have to convince Harvey that his back is worth the investment since he thinks $100 is a lot for a chair....

redsock said...

11 pitch BB.

shane dongorino?

andy said...

I saw the troll post. It was intelligent and well written. I am not sure why a real baseball fan like ourselves here would watch a world series game. These yankees fans are really sore winners nowadays after they sucked so bad for a few years. If you are that good a team to win every year, you do.

Kevin said...

Baserunner

I want to see a big Hawaiian dong here

Amy said...

A base hit will do also. Now the tying runs are on.

redsock said...

no pineapple dong, but go-ahead run at plate. utley.

Kevin said...

Single works too

Chase, you know what to do

Amy said...

I guess there was a troll----and now mod is on. :(

redsock said...

zone expanding for fbat.

redsock said...

only 1 out and mo at 21 pitches already.

johngoldfine said...

Amy--when buying motorcycle helmets, the old saw was, "Fifty cent helmet, fifty cent head...."

I used a standard padded armless rollaway task chair for years. My back hurt.

I bought a Humanscale--I am not getting a commission on any sale!--and my back stopped hurting and never started again.

Get that man of yours thinking seriously!

Amy said...

Will do, JGF, but he is stubborn when it comes to spending money on himself. If it were MY back, he'd be pulling out the credit card.

SHIT, DP.

Kevin said...

Fuck

Ish said...

Phucking Phils.

redsock said...

O'B says "and rivera does it again"

not really, this time. he had a huge amount of help.

Kevin said...

Howard
Werth
Ibanez
Stairs

Still have a fair chance

Ish said...

Another shitty call, as FOX shows.

Ish said...

Hey WOW! Is it just me or did FOX NOT show GBA tonight?

Ish said...

How'd that feel, asshole?

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