Game 2 recap
In Game 1, # 34 for the Phillies silenced the Yankees offense. Last night, # 34 for the Yankees did it to the Phillies. Got to give A.J. credit, he was sharp, especially that sharp-breaking curve ball.
Pedro gave us a chance to win the game. He put on another clinic of how to pitch.
Check out these numbers: Pedro, 107 pitches, 72 strikes; Burnett, 108/68.
As usual, the Phillies battled to the end. Mariano has been nearly perfect in his brilliant postseason career and we had our chances against him. He threw 39 pitches in two innings, the most in his postseason career.
Winning the first game and losing the second is a pattern the Phillies have followed in their last four postseason series.
Phillies’ AMTRAK charter train pulled into 30th Street Station at 2:45 this morning. A couple of TV crews and a couple dozen fans were still awake and there.
Both teams will work out at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies in mid-afternoon with the Yankees to follow. The media interview room will feature Charlie, Cole, Girardi and Pettitte.
MLB has approved 1,571 credentials for Games 3, 4 and 5. That number includes the radio and TV rightsholders . . . Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt will throw out the ceremonial first ball tomorrow night. Assisting Boys and Girls Club members in placing the game ball on the mound will be Greg Luzsinki . . . “We feel good” says Scott Eyre in his blog.
Von Hayes played with the Phillies from 1983 to 1991. He’s just one of five players in Phillies history that played regularly at three different positions, right, center and first base. His postseason career with the Phillies was 1983, the NLCS vs. LA and WS vs. Baltimore. The 51-year-old resides in Florida.
What is your favorite memory of October baseball as a child?
“Growing up a Red Sox fan my best memory of the post season was when Carlton Fisk hit his home run down the left field line to beat the Reds in the 1975 World Series.”
As a player, what was the biggest change between the regular season and postseason?
“The biggest change was the media crush around the batting cage during batting practice. It made it difficult at times to stay in your daily routine.”
What is your fondest personal postseason memory?
“Celebrating after beating the Dodgers for the 1983 NL Pennant and earning a chance to play in the World Series.”
Where were you when the Phillies won the World Series last October?
“I was in Iowa hunting for white tail deer and enjoyed watching the game from our hunt camp. I’m looking forward to the same scenario this fall.”
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