Home Field Advantage

Even when the Yankees were down by a score of 8-2, in Game 5, they continued to bring it to the Phillies. By scoring three runs in the eighth, the Yankees put themselves within striking distance in a game that most teams would not have gotten back into.

In the wake of tonight’s loss, one very simple, yet
important, fact comes into play.

The Yankees are returning to the Bronx, where they will take
on the Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

The Yankees own baseball’s best home record during the 2009
regular season, and they have compiled a 6-1 record at Yankee Stadium this
postseason. With Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia (for Game 7 if necessary) ready
to take the ball, the Yankees should remain confident in their ability to win one game on their home turf (with two chances to do so).

–Alfred Santasiere III

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