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Pedro vs. Yankees? 'Get your ticket'

Posted on: October 22, 2009 3:09 am
 
PHILADELPHIA -- You think Pedro Martinez wants a chance at the Yankees?

“That’s my home, did you know that?” Pedro said in the middle of the Phillies NLCS celebration, when he was asked about the prospect of pitching in New York next week. “That’s where I live. I hope you understand that. What are you trying to say?”

Well, would you like to play the Yankees?

“The Yankees? You’ll find out. Get your ticket.”

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With the Phillies making it to the World Series, you can take Raul Ibanez (1,518 career games) off the list of the most experienced active players never to play for a title. But you can leave Jim Thome (2,284 games) on the list of players without a World Series title.

Thome played in the 1995 and 1997 World Series with the Indians, but lost both times. He was a Phillie before they won, and he came to the White Sox after they won.

Only two active players have played more regular-season games without winning World Series: Omar Vizquel (2,746), Thome's Indians teammate; and Ken Griffey Jr. (2,638).

Asked about Thome on Wednesday, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said: "He's a lot like my son, that's how much time I spent with him. I pull for him, but he ain't going to beat us.
I'll put it to you like this: My son, I used to play basketball with him, and he played on the school team. And I used to take him out back, and we had a wooden fence, just kind of had like space in between it and had like three logs on it, kind of a parallel fence, and we had a rosebush on there.

"When he's go driving in for a lay-up, I'd drive him right into that rosebush."

In two plate appearances in the NLCS, Thome never scored a run or drove one in. He was on deck when the eighth inning of Game 5 ended with the bases loaded, but he never came to the plate.

In all, Thome had four hits and three RBIs -- all in the regular season -- after coming to the Dodgers in a trade from the White Sox.
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Since: Jan 5, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2009 4:23 pm
 

Pedro vs. Yankees? 'Get your ticket'

The best bet for the Phillies is to not start Pedro until atleast game 3. If Pedro starts a game in New York than Charlie Manuel needs to be prepared to see how Pedro handles the "Who's your daddy" chants from the Yankee fans. Looking at Pedro's stats vs the current Yankees line-up, he has done a pretty good job against them (.226 BA, 97 SO and only 9 HR in 314 AB)  but Manuel needs to protect him mentally and let him pitch in front of supportive Philadelphia fans.



Since: Nov 10, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2009 11:14 am
 

Pedro vs. Yankees? 'Get your ticket'

Even in his last year with the Mets I still watched every pitch Pedro threw like he was one of the best of my generation.  He had a few bad games that year, but look at his lifes work rediculous.  My bets go on Pedro.


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