Cliff Lee & Phillies Stifle Yanks
For all the money that the New York Yankees doled out in the offseason to sign the likes of C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Mark Teixeira, the big free agents weren’t money for the Yankees on Wednesday night as the Bronx Bombers fell 6-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium.
The World Series favorite New York Yankees sent C.C. Sabathia to the mound but Sabathia and the Yanks were outdueled by Cliff Lee, Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies as Lee’s complete-game shut down the bats of the Bronx Bombers.
Lee struck out 10 Yankees and improved to 3-0 with an 0.54 ERA this postseason as Utley’s two-solo home runs helped set the pace for the Phillies offense who scored two runs in the last two innings to help cap off Game 1.
The defending World Champions will send Pedro Martinez to the mound on Thursday night against A.J. Burnett of New York as Martinez will look to show the Yanks and their fans, whether or not he can be there daddy in Game 2 instead of vice a versa like times in the past.Continue reading »