• Pedro Not Facing His Daddy In The Boogie-Down

    Posted by on October 26th, 2009 · Comments (7)

    Via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

    Phillies manager Charlie Manuel confirmed Sunday that Cliff Lee will start Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday, but he would not commit to using Cole Hamels in Game 2 on Thursday.

    “I ain’t answering that,” Manuel said when asked about Hamels. “I’m not trying to be a smart (aleck). I’m not ready to answer it yet.”

    Manuel seemingly was allowing for the possibility of going with Pedro Martinez, who has pitched in a lot of big games against the Yankees.

    In another twist, Martinez was hit on the lower right shin by a ball of the bat of Pedro Feliz during the first inning of the Phillies’ simulated game Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

    Martinez said he was fine and continued pitching without any noticeable problems. Martinez started the simulated game and pitched two innings, facing 12 batters and throwing 50 pitches.

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr., along with the rest of the Phillies’ coaching staff, closely watched the simulated game.

    Book it. There’s no way Slippery Pete the Mango Tree Sitter is starting Game 2 of the 2009 World Series – not after throwing 50 pitches today.

    Someone in Martinez’ situation…remember…they used to try and find him extra rest…and…this was before he was being held together with gorilla glue and 100-pound test fishing line…is not going to throw 50 pitches in a session and then come back on 2-days rest and pitch in a World Series game.

    Expect to see Pedro on the mound in Philly, on Halloween, starting Game 3 of the World Series…far from the Bronx.

    Comments on Pedro Not Facing His Daddy In The Boogie-Down

    1. 77yankees
      October 26th, 2009 | 11:35 pm

      Maybe the Phillies got scared because the Yankees planned to have Don Zimmer dressed in the Undertaker’s get up behind the dugout during Game 2?

    2. clintfsu813
      October 27th, 2009 | 7:07 am

      The man wants to pitch in Game 2. I say let the prick pitch.

    3. Corey
      October 27th, 2009 | 9:15 am

      Maybe he threw the session since he’s only pitched twice within the last month? I’m sure 50 pitches in a simulated game != 50 pitches in a real game.

    4. YankCrank
      October 27th, 2009 | 9:37 am

      I pray that we go back to Philly up 2-0 and they’re forced to ask Pedro Martinez to stop the bleeding.

      Please, please let it work out like that.

    5. YankCrank
      October 27th, 2009 | 10:12 am

      Looks like they just announced Pedro for Game 2 http://bit.ly/3bWs7y

    6. October 27th, 2009 | 10:20 am

      @ YankCrank:Thanks. Well, I’ll be damned! ;-)

    7. Evan3457
      October 27th, 2009 | 8:30 pm

      Pedro in game 2 in Yankee Stadium is OK by me. Maybe he’ll pitch a great game, as he did against the Dodgers.

      Of course, as my friend Mike likes to say “The other half of maybe is…maybe not.”

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