Chase Utley hit two home runs. Big whoop! These two teams are the two most powerful offenses in the MLB and all that really happened was one guy hit a couple homers. Very disappointing.
The Phils took game one simply because of the lack of offensive production from the Yankees offense. The Phils got their two runs from Chase Utley who took CC Sabathia out of the park on a few bad pitches by CC. It is a tough game one loss for Yankees fans because who knows if we will be able to take a game in Philly. The home field advantage will be very important in this series and the fact that we already lost a game at home might come back to bite us in the butt.
Honestly, I was very disappointed at the lack of excitement in this series so far. CC really didn’t pitch all that badly but the couple mistakes he made hurt him. Other than that, he and Cliff Lee were phenominal and I’m not taking anything away from them. The offenses in this series are really what is making this series really exciting. Hopefully it gets a little more exciting.
Game two is going to be Pedro Martinez’s return to Yankee STadium. Will we here the “Who’s your daddy” chant or will we get a lot of boos in Pedro’s direction? who knows but it will be really interesting to see the fans’ reaction to his return. The Yankees will rely on AJ Burnett to go out there and pitch just as well as CC did last night, maybe without the homers though. The offense really needs to wake up too. I guess they thought they had already finished the season or something because there was no sign of it last night.