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Game 6! [Wednesday Morning Quarterback]
November 4th, 2009 by Dan

It’s time for Wednesday Morning Quarterback, your weekly sports round-up.

Look at that, a World Series actually amounting to something in this day and age. Heck, with Pettitte on the mound tonight, we may even get a Game 7 for the first time in ages!

The series started out with a real bang and looked like it would be close after Cliff Lee took the mound against Sabathia, but it quickly took a turn for the Yankees as they mostly dominated the next three games with great performances from Burnett, Pettitte, and Sabathia.

Game 5 was a complete surprise, given Burnett’s great performance in Game 2, but the Phillies pounded him and held a respectable lead most of the game (but almost lost it). Special mention should be made of Chase Utley, who has tied Reggie Jackson for the most home runs hit in a single World Series at five (he locked down the most for the National League and most for a second baseman earlier). Tonight he just might pass him against a short rest Pettitte.

With the series now at 3-2 Yankees, we can all only hope to see the Phillies turn in a win tonight make the series even for a super-exciting Game 7. Rumor has it there might even be snow showers on Thursday, so it will be interesting.

In Japan Series news, their series is 2-1 in favor of the Giants. After a big win in Game 1, the Fighters surprised everyone by trotting out Yu Darvish to take on the Giants. Still hurt, he pitched with a modified delivery, relied on his curve ball and other junk pitches, and still turned in a marvelous game for the Fighters’ only win. They’ve really got to even up the series next game or they’ll be in a huge hole against the Giants


2 Responses  
  • Eric Mesa writes:
    November 5th, 20099:55at

    No game 7. Yankees are the champions and Matsui is the MVP – or should be after his performance last night! I hear his reward for that is to be kicked off of the team. People are hoping he joins Ichiro in Seattle.

    • Dan writes:
      November 5th, 200910:21at

      Matsui is the MVP and he was a key difference in this series, but he’s an old man who can’t really do anything but hit and the Yankees are going to have a whole bunch of those really soon. The Japanese baseball media I pay attention too were expecting him to come back to Japan before the Yankees went to the World Series, but they’re less confident now.

      Matsui would certainly be a DH upgrade for the Mariners (they’ve got Griffey, Jr. now), but if he’s not in a good physical condition, not much of an upgrade.


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