Pedro Martinez is scheduled to start for the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
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The 38-year-old Martinez has a long history of memorable moments against the New York Yankees from his days with the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander, signed by the Phillies in mid-July after he sat out the first half of the season, also spent 2005-08 in New York pitching for the Mets.
Cliff Lee will start Game 1 on Wednesday night for Philadelphia. Cole Hamels, last year's World Series MVP, gets the ball in Game 3 at home.
CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte will start the first three games for New York, but manager Joe Girardi on Tuesday would not reveal his pitching plans beyond that.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made the Yankees –190 on the moneyline to win the 2009 World Series and the Phillies +165. That’s quite a good price for Philadelphia, which beat the Tampa Bay Rays in last year’s Fall Classic.
Posted: 10/27/09 10:25PM ET