College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
The Philadelphia Phillies laid a beat down last night on the New York Yankees in game one of the World Series. Pitcher Cliff Lee was the dominant ex-Cleveland as he out-dueled former teammate CC Sabathia to pick up the win in the 6-1 drubbing. Lee went the distance, struck out ten and only gave up six hits. The lone Yankee run came of a Jimmy Rollins throwing error. Chase Utley powered the Phillies offence. He took Sabathia deep twice. Here’s an obscure World Series fact for you. Last night, Utley joined Babe Ruth as the only two left-handers to hit two home runs off a southpaw in a championship game. Derek Jeter was the only good thing for the Yanks. He had three hits. Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira struggled last night. The Yanks dynamic duo went a combined 0-8 with five strike outs.
Game two goes tonight. Former Boston Red Sox and Yankee rival, Pedro Martinez gets the call for Philadelphia. Over his career Martinez has been average against New York. In 32 starts he’s 11-11. In the postseason, Martinez has faced the Yanks six times and has a 1-2 record with a 4.70 ERA. New York counters with AJ Burnett, who’s making his first ever World Series start.