The Yankees Will Play The Phillies In The 2009 World Series...NYY 5 LA 2
Last night in the rain-free Bronx, the Yankees proved they are the best team in the American League by besting the LA Angels by a score of 5-2. In one of my posts before this ALCS series began, I said New York would take it in six, and lo and behold, that's just what they did. Now we're faced with a World Series consisting of the two best teams ( this year ) in major league baseball. It will be a seven game series with the Phillies pulling it off if, and that's a BIG IF, they can defeat World Series MVP CC Sabathia at least once. The Red Sox were able to do just that a few years ago and look what happened. Good luck to them.
Yankee starter Andy Pettitte had all that New York needed. He went 6 1/3 innings and gave up a harmless earned run on seven base hits. He walked one and whiffed six. The 'pen took over with Joba Chamberlain in for the balance of the seventh (two outs) and the best reliever in baseball, Mariano Rivera, took care of the eighth and the ninth. Case closed. As I said before, CC Sabathia earned the MVP award for this ALCS, deservedly so. The Angels helped the Yankee cause by commiting two errors and walking 9 (!!!) men. Sloppy, guys. When NY scored four runs in the fourth frame, that was all they needed. Good pitching from the starters and their bullpen propelled NY to the 2009 World Series. There's no other way to analyze their advancement to American League champions.
The 2009 World Series will begin on Wednesday evening and will be televised by FOX and FOX HD. I'll have the first pitch times and the starting pitchers tomorrow. You can click on the title of this post for all the updates, SI style, from last night's action. Until then and as always, BE WELL.