Baseball Prospectus analyzes umpire trends for the six men assigned to the 2009 World Series and finds that Game 2, slated to pit A.J. Burnett against Pedro Martinez, could swing either way because of strike zone tendencies.
If New York advances to the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, Pedro Martinez would love to get the ball again at Yankee Stadium, the new $1.5 billion version. He won't be intimidated by the crowd, that's for sure.
Pedro Martinez recorded nine of his first 12 outs by strikeout and worked six innings for the Double-A Reading on Wednesday night, in what could have been his final rehab start before joining the Philadelphia Phillies.