Well that was tantalizing, yes?
The question going into Game 5 of the Yankees-Phillies World Series bakeoff (or is that baseoff?) was: Who can replicate his first pitching gem from this Series – Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee or New York’s A.J. Burnett?
Lee, by a landslide.
And yet the Yanks did manage to make it interesting, scratching to within 8-5, then putting two on with nobody out in the top of the ninth.
Sad to say, the inestimable Derek Jeter (now hitting a mere .364 in the Series) grounded into a double play and Mark Teixeira struck out, while the newly potent Alex Rodriguez watched impotently from the on-deck circle.
Here’s one thing you can count on:
The Phillies will not Go Fishin’ gentle into that good night.
Pedro back on the mound in the Bronx Wednesday night.
God, I love the World’s Serious.