World Series Game 5 news and notes
Updated: November 3, 2009, 12:00 PM ETESPN.com
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NEW YORK YANKEES
• Burnett joins Todd Stottlemyre of the Blue Jays (Game 4 in 1993) as the only starting pitchers in World Series history to go two innings or less while allowing at least six earned runs and four walks. • On three days' rest, Burnett was ineffective with his offspeed pitches compared to Game 2:
BURNETT'S OFF-SPEED PITCHES
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• Rodriguez had three RBI, setting a Yankees record with 18 RBI in a single postseason. He trails only David Ortiz (2004), Scott Spiezio (2002) and Sandy Alomar Jr. (1997) for the most RBI in a single postseason; they each had 19.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESRyan Howard
• Howard tied a World Series record with his 12th strikeout of the series, matching the mark set by Willie Wilson in 1980.
• Lee picks up his fourth win of the postseason despite allowing five earned runs; that matches Cole Hamels in 2008 for the most wins by a Phillies pitcher in a postseason. Lee joins Steve Carlton (1980) as the only Phillie starters to win two games in a single World Series. • Against Lee, 23 of 31 plate appearances (74 percent) lasted four pitches or fewer (MLB average 65 percent). • Lee got 31 called strikes, and only three misses on 39 swings (7.7 percent). During Game 1, he had 21 called strikes and a 27.1 percent miss percentage. • The Yankees were 2-for-16 in two-strike counts against Lee.
• Utley hit two home runs to tie Reggie Jackson's record of five home runs in a single World Series (1977). • Utley (2-for-3, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, BB, SB) hit a three-run bomb in the first and a solo shot in the seventh. His first-inning homer, off A.J. Burnett, was his first hit against a right-handed pitcher in the World Series. Utley joins Willie Aikens in 1980 as the only players with multiple multi-HR games in a single WS. Utley has seven home runs in just 10 career WS games. • All six of Utley's World Series hits have gone for extra bases: five home runs and one double. That extra power has come at the expense of Utley's contact rate and eye against opposing fastballs. • Utley's five home runs off left-handed pitching tied Babe Ruth for the second-most in World Series history. Only Mickey Mantle (7) has hit more. • Utley's seven career World Series home runs break the record for the most by a second baseman, previously held by Billy Martin (5). • Utley's multi-homer game was his second of the series (he also homered twice in Game 1) and the 49th in World Series history. • Utley's first home run followed Shane Victorino being hit by a pitch. It's the fourth time a player has homered following a HBP. The other three were Paul Konerko (2005), Donn Clendenon (1969, after famous "Shoe Polish Play") and Danny Murphy (1910). • Utley stole second base in the third inning and is now 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts this postseason. He was 23-for-23 during the regular season, which was the most stolen bases without being caught since 1951 (when caught stealing became official stat in both leagues). • Utley joins Lenny Dykstra as the only players in World Series history with two homers and a stolen base in the same game. Dykstra also did it Philadelphia for the Phillies, but in a Game 4 loss in 1993 against the Blue Jays.
UTLEY VS. FASTBALLS
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* -- 5-for-14, 4 HR
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