Girardi wins battle of managerial wits
From pitching changes to baserunning decisions, Manuel's Game 2 moves backfire
NEW YORK -- Players make the difference in late October. In the World Series opener, the storyline revolved around Cliff Lee's masterful pitching and Chase Utley's power. In Game 2, A.J. Burnett performed like an $82.5 million guy and Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui provided the offense with solo home runs.
But when the stakes are high and time is short, lineup decisions, bullpen machinations and late-inning strategy become magnified out of proportion. Welcome to the trick-or-treat ...
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WORLD SERIES GAME 2: YANKEES 3, PHILLIES 1
Pedro Martinez was good, but A.J. Burnett was better in Game 2 as the Yankees evened up the World Series at one apiece. World Series page »