WORLD SERIES: The Bronx is back

Dave Skowronski, Staff Reporter

The World Series was finaly decided after six long games. The Yankees beat the Phillies 7-3. The Yankees have won the most titles ever in all of baseball history. They have held the trophy 27 times including yesterday’s win. In light of this, the Yanks are pretty familiar with being in big games like this one and winning them.

They had Pedro Marinez on the mound, but he would probably like to forget his World Series start. Martinez only threw four innings, let up 4 runs, walked 2, and achieved 1 homerun. The Phillies had to use six pitchers during the game. The only power and run support was supplied by first baseman Ryan Howard. During this series, Howard barely did anything at all at the plate, he only went 4-23, .173 batting average and 3 RBI’S.

 Manager Joe Girardi sent veteran Andy Pettitte to the mound to shut down the Phillies and it worked. Pettitte threw 5 2/3 innings letting up 4 hits , 3 runs and had 3 strikeouts. As Pettitte left the game to be releaved by Chamberlian, he received a loud standing ovation by the home crowd.

 The Yankees bats were lead by veteran DH Hideki Matsui. Matsui was 3-4 and hit a 2 run homerun. In the game Matsui tied the recent record of  Bobby  Richardson with 6 RBI’S in a single World Series game. To add to this achievement, Matsui also won the Most Valuable Player.