Pedro Martinez to start Game 2 against Yankees

October 27, 2009 9:09:03 AM PDT
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Pedro Martinez will start Game 2 of the 2009 World Series against the New York Yankees.

2009 WORLD SERIES

In his career, Martinez is 11-11 against the Yankees. His ERA is 3.20 ERA over 32 starts.

In his post-season career, Martinez is 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA in 14 playoff appearances.

"He's been in the big moment, and I think that his performance the other day in Dodger Stadium, how good he pitched, he deserves another chance to go back out there," Manuel said of Pedro last week. "I think he's still got quite a bit left. I was watching those playoff games that he pitched in [for the Red Sox]. I noticed his velocity on his fastball was sitting at like 87 to 91 mph.

PHILLIES FANS CENTRAL

One possible other candidate to start Game 2 of the World Series was Cole Hamels, who was the MVP of the 2008 World Series Champion Phillies.

2009 NATIONAL LEAGUE SERIES

ESPN.com and the Associated Press contributed information for this story.

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