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Short rest leads to Burnett's short start

Girardi's pitching plan opening opportunity for Phillies to make a miracle comeback

Updated: November 3, 2009, 9:36 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The chance to win a World Series-clinching Game 5 for the New York Yankees is meant for someone with XXL nerves. A.J. Burnett, who lasted all of six outs in Monday night's meltdown, was a size "small."

It turns out the moment was too much -- way too much -- for the Yankees' No. 2 starter. This is why the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 winners on a chilled November night, have more than a pulse in this Series; they have an opportunity to pull off a baseball miracle.

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