Phillies lineup enjoys right field at Yankee Stadium? Check.
New York bullpen exposed, again? Check.
A closer look at the numbers:
- Cliff Lee went all 9, allowing 6 hits, one for extra bases, and one unearned run. 10 strikeouts. 0 walks. An "NL pitcher," indeed.
- CC Sabathia had an impressive, although uneconomical, start. 7 innings, 3/6 walk to strikeout, 4 hits, all for extra bases. He also threw 113 pitches.
- The Yankees bullpen is crap, and they proved it again tonight. Over two innings, five pitchers combined to give up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Damaso Marte got the only strikeout of the relief corps. Outside Mariano Rivera, there is nobody in that bullpen who can be trusted.
- Chase Utley hit two homers to right. Both were actual homers in non-Little League parks, and both came on nearly identical pitches. Considering his defense, Chase Utley is a franchise second baseman.