Pitchers’ Duel

Game 1 of 2009 was billed as a pitcher’s duel.

Through the first five innings, it has lived up to those

Cliff Lee has not allowed a run in five innings of work,
while striking out seven Yankees. And CC Sabathia gave up a solo home run to
Chase Utley in the third inning for the game’s only score. But outside of that,
the Yankees ace has been brilliant. Through five innings, Sabathia struck out
four Phillies while only giving up two hits.

The Yankees are trailing, 1-0, but they have a guy on the
mound who will keep the game well within their reach. One rally, one home run
or one lucky bounce is all the
Yankees need to take control of this soggy game.

–Alfred Santasiere III

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