Thursday, October 29, 2009

World Series Game 2: Phillies vs Yankees

The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Yankee Stadium in an interleague contest.
The Phillies will give the ball to starter Pedro Martinez in this one. Righthander Martinez is 5-1 this season with a 3.14 ERA.
Meanwhile, it'll be AJ Burnett who starts for the Yankees. Righthander Burnett is 13-9 with a 4.07 ERA so far this season.
Odds aren't yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Cliff Lee fanned 10 batters and went the distance on Wednesday, as the Phillies defeated the Yankees 6-1 in Game 1. The Phillies won the game as +160 underdogs, while the seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5).
Chase Utley launched two home runs to lead the Phillies, and Raul Ibanez also drove in a pair of runs in the win.
Derek Jeter went 3-for-4 at the plate for the Yankees, who were -180 favorites in that contest. CC Sabathia gave up four hits and two runs over seven innings in the loss.
Team records:
Philadelphia: 93-69 SU
New York: 103-59 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Next up:
NY Yankees at Philadelphia, Saturday, October 31

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