In a duel of former Cleveland Indians pitchers, it was the Philadelphia Phillies’ Cliff Lee who managed to go deep and pitch a 6-hit complete game against the New York Yankees. Lee’s 10 strikeouts–and two solo homers from Chase Utley–helped power the Phillies to a 6-1 win in Game 1 of the World Series.
“To be honest I really never have been nervous in the big leagues. This is what I wanted to do my whole life,” Lee said. “Game time is the time go out there and have fun and let your skills take over. It’s kind of weird. Boils down to confidence and trusting your teammates.” –Y! Sports.
So Phillies fans are only three games away from becoming the next Red Sox fans. That’s fine, because at least Phillies fans can do something entertaining beside join eating clubs and talk about how much they “deserve” a world championship. Pedro Martinez takes the mound for Philly tonight in Game 2. Look for him to throw a lot of offspeed pitches and the occasional senior citizen. GIF via The Fightins.