ThereÆs an old saying in baseball that has held true from 1909 to 2009ûgood pitching always beats good hitting. á That saying held true again last night in Game One of the 2009 World Series. On a rainy, misty night in the Bronx, Cliff Lee dominated a powerful New York Yankee lineup and Chase Utley hit two homeruns as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Yankees 6-1 to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven World Series. LeeÆs pitching performance last night was very similar to Josh BeckettÆs performance in Game Six of the 2003 World Series. Beckett steamrolled the Yankees that night and Lee steamrolled the Yankees last night. Lee made pitching look ridiculously easy last night. Like Beckett, Lee was in control the entire game. He set the pace, he pounded the strike zone, and he did what ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio