Game 2 of the series last night was another good one. It didn’t end like I wanted, though, as, being a Dodger supporter, I’m automatically an anti-Yankee fan.
A. J. Burnett of the Yankees did a much better pitching job than anyone had seemed to be willing to give him. The Phillies’ plan was to try to wear him down by taking a lot of pitches, but it back-fired as he kept them constantly in the hole with first pitch strikes(something like the first eleven batters).
Pedro Martinez wasn’t bad, the wily old veteran using all his tricks to hold them off for awhile. A-Rod struck out three more times, something mitigated by Howard striking out four times(something never done by a clean-up hitter in a series game before).
Final score 3-1 Yankees.