Pedro Martinez has been announced as the starting pitcher for the Phillies in game 2 of the World Series. He will face A.J. Burnett at Yankee Stadium. WOW!
You know I'm no big fan of Pedro anymore, since he sold himself out to the Phillies for a shortened season. I'm probably not being objective about him. In my estimation, the Phillies better do some heavy hitting against A.J. Burnett. Otherwise this is going to be a one-sided pitchers duel that could drop the Phillies into a 2-0 deficit in the Series.
On Thursday night the new Yankee Stadium will be hot inside regardless of the weather. Pedro Martinez will be returning for the first time in 5 years, since leaving the Red Sox. Yankee fans will be all over Pedro. He will be loudly booed and serenaded with "Who's your daddy".
For the Phillies to win with Pedro on the mound and in every other game, they must figure out ways to hit Yankee starting pitching. Sabathia and Pettitte have been sensational, and Burnett has been good. Other than Cliff Lee, the Phillies don't have the studs on the mound to stop the Yankees heavy hitters.
My prediction - Yankees in 5.