I’m a Mets fan and anti-Yankee fan and National League fan, so I’m for the Phillies. At least it allows me to say, “we have the better league.” Anyway, my prediction:
Tonight’s game is huge. If one team wins sort of lopsided victory, they will win it. If it’s 3-2 or something like that, we learn nothing. But if it’s 6-2, with one starter knocked out, the other team has the series. Sabathia looked so awesome vs. Angels and Lee has looked so awesome as well, something has to give. Matchups I can’t wait to see.
Sabathia vs. Utley, Howard, Werth
Mariano Rivera vs. Utley
During the season I heard two things about Utley. Joe Morgan said, “when it’s all over, Chase Utley will go down as best hitting second baseman ever.” Hank Aaron said his favorite two players are Kevin Youklis and Chase Utley.
I predict some great games, with lots of dingers. IMO, Werth will come up with key hr’s. Phillies are better fielding team overall. Damon can’t throw, and Swisher is weak in right field. Phillies win all outfield positions on both offense and defense. I see the Yanks having an edge at SS, 3rd. Pretty close at 2nd(Cano hit .330) and 1st(Texeira great fielder), but I give edge to Phillies at both spots. After tonight’s starting pitching, both teams starters can be hit.
IMO, hopefully Phillies in 6. If they win tonight, 5.
Yesterday’s NY Post front page.