Martinez struck out 17 Yankees -- something no other pitcher has ever done. He allowed only one hit and did not walk anyone. He fanned eight of the final nine batters and 12 of the last 15. In the ninth inning, the entire Yankee Stadium crowd was on its feet, roaring.
The Yankees did not hit a fair ball on any of Pedro's last 53 pitches -- and managed only one fair ball on his last 70 pitches. ... One measly fair ball after the fourth inning!
Buster Olney, Times:
It was as if the Yankees were swinging within a darkened closet, for Martinez was throwing all three of his pitches for strikes. His fastball was moving ... and he was spinning his curveball for strikes, and when you looked for the fastball, he would then throw his changeup, the ball dropping away as if Pedro Martinez were manipulating it like a marionette. ...