Thursday, October 29, 2009
Awesome Game by UtLee
Based on the title of this post, you may have been lead to believe I don't know how to spell my own favorite player's name (Chase Utley), but indeed I do. See, I was being creative with the combination of last night's heroes Utley and Cliff Lee, hence UtLee. Wow, I'm so damn innovative I can hardly stand it. Okay, enough with the silly play on names, let's get down to business.
*Chase Utley's 2 homerun night was awesome. He was hitless off of CC Sabathia before those solo jacks. Utley also set a MLB playoff record last night by reaching base safely in his 26th consecutive postseason game.
*Cliff Lee wasn't nervous, wasn't intimidated, in fact he was downright superb in his complete game win over the heralded Yankees in Game 1. With his amazing effort last night, he pushed his 2009 postseason totals up to 3 wins in 4 starts, with 2 complete games, 33.1 innings pitched with 30 k's and a minuscule 0.54 ERA.
*A-Fraud, who was scorching hot heading into this series, was silenced at the plate going without a hit and being struck out 3 times. Don't worry, I'm sure Kate Hudson will give you a pep talk.
*Entering the game, J-Roll had zero walks in 40 at bats. Last night he coaxed his first walk off of Hughes in the 8th.
*18 of the last 21 World Series champions have won Game 1 of the Series...so we've got that going for us, which is nice.
*Game 2 scheduled for the same time and the same place with AJ Burnett going for the Yanks while Pedro Martinez takes the ball for the Phils. Taking a 2-0 series lead and heading home to Philly would be incredible, and I think Pedro is the right man for the job.