Lee pitched well enough in Game 5 last night, but nothing dominating like his first start in the Series. He went 7 and gave up 5, but 3 of those runs were given up in the 8th, and if the Phillies had a more reliable bullpen he wouldn’t have had to start the 8th. Burnett had a completely different start than his one in game 2. He gave up 6 runs in 2 innings pitched.
Last night Chase Utley tied Reggie Jackson for the record for most HR in a World Series with 5. The following at-bat Ryan Howard tied the record for most strikeouts in a World Series with 12.
The series is now 3-2 Yankees.
Game 6 is Wednesday night in New York. Pedro vs. Pettitte. Pettitte is going on 3 days rest.