Phils’ Pedro Martinez No Stranger to Pressure in Game Three NLDS

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Scott Eisenlohr in MLB
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AUTHOR'S NOTE: MARTINEZ'S SCHEDULE START ON SATURDAY WAS POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW. J.A. HAPP IS DUE TO START SUNDAY. MARTINEZ MAY OR MAY NOT START IN THE BALANCE OF THIS SERIES OR BE MOVED TO THE BULLPEN. The year is 1999 and in the deciding game of the ALDS, Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez enters an 8-8 game in the fourth inning in the contest against the Cleveland Indians. As baseball fans know, Martinez pitched six no-hit innings, as the Red Sox won the game 12-8. In the American League Championship Series, he pitched seven shutout innings to give the Red Sox their only win in the championship series against the Yankees. The Yankees beat the Red Sox, four games to one, then swept the Atlanta Braves to win their 25th World Series title. Martinez won the Cy Young Award that year, one o ...

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