The Phillies quest for back-to-back World Championships will now go through the Big Apple.
The New York Yankees disposed of the Los Angeles Angels in a hard-fought six games, and will now face the Phils starting Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Game 6 was won by Andy Pettitte, who now has the most postseason victories in the history of the game (16). In addition to the fine job done by Pettitte, the Yankees offense as a whole has been clicking on all cylinders, much like the Phillies.
Alex Rodriguez is hitting a ridiculous .438 in the playoffs to this point, launching five homers to go with 12 RBI. On the other hand, slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira has struggled, hitting just .203 through the first two rounds.
For Game 1, it will be C.C. Sabathia for the Yankees going against Cliff Lee, two ex-teammates and Cy Young Winners going against each other to open the Fall Classic.
Phillies fans wanted the Yankees, and the Phillies will have to beat the best team in baseball this year; one that has 110 victories so far this season. Other than their 110 wins this season, the Yankees hold 26 World Series titles and have now won 40 AL Pennants.
Phillies. Yankees. Doesn’t get any better than this.