UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Despite that rocky first inning, Burnett looked good in the second and may pull off another one of these bad-start, good-finish starts. Lee is certainly more hittable than he was in Game 1. There’s a long way to go yet.
UPDATE, 9:09 p.m.: Looks like Chad Gaudin is getting loose in the Yankees pen.
UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: And that’s it. Burnett is done. So much for the MVP talk. Robertson – my mistake, not Gaudin – is coming on.
UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Robertson hasn’t pitched since Game 1 of the World Series, which was five days ago.
UPDATE, 9:17 p.m.: Burnett’s final line: 2-plus innings, 4 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP. He threw 53 pitches, 28 strikes. Yeeesh.
UPDATE, 9:24 p.m.: Molina due up fourth this inning. Will Girardi go to Posada this early in the game? If something happens to him, Jerry Hairston (?) goes behind the plate in a World Series game.
UPDATE, 9:38 p.m.: Good job by Robertson getting some outs, but the Yankees can’t do anything with Lee so far.
UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: Maybe Posada can get something going. He is hitting for Molina. Hinske is on-deck to hit for the pitcher.
UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Seems prudent to note that Girardi has said Jerry Hairston is his emergency catcher. Probably won’t matter, but very little seems to have gone right this game, so you never know.
UPDATE, 9:47 p.m.: What a strange moment for Ryan Howard. He seemed completely torn on exactly what to do. He was too close to first base to not get that out, but it’s hard to imagine a run scoring on that play.
UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: Aceves in the game batting ninth.
UPDATE, 9:54 p.m.: Hell of a catch by Brett Gardner on Werth’s ball. He went right into the Southwest Airlines sign in center. I’m pretty sure Melky doesn’t make that catch.
UPDATE, 10:13 p.m.: Phil Coke warming up. Pitcher’s spot is due up second in the top of the seventh.
UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: That’s a tough break for Posada on the strike two call. It looked like he asked for time before Lee got into his wind, but Posada – as a catcher – also should know that you’re not out of it until the ump calls time. He shouldn’t be assuming anything.
UPDATE, 10:33 p.m.: Chad here to say it again, in seven years covering Triple-A baseball I never saw a better hitter than Utley. That’s five home runs for him this World Series, setting a new Phillies record. He has seven World Series home runs in his career, the most ever hit by a second baseman.