This looks like a fairly even series, except that the Yankees will go with a three-man rotation featuring CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte. As Scott Lemieux observes
, the Phillies lineup is so heavy on lefties that this puts the team at a severe disadvantage. So I have a hard time convincing myself that the Yankees, the slightly superior team in the substantially superior league with a number of small advantges, will lose. Yankees in 6
From your keyboard to the Baseball Gods' ears.
Utley, at least, can hit lefties. And Werth ain't chopped liver.
What of all the Yankee lefties against Lee and Hamels? Especially in Philly, where Matsui (who does hit southpaws) will sit.
I was exactly right!
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