The big early lead did allow Lee to use more of the plate, just worrying about throwing strikes.
As for today...I love Weaver's toughness and the Angels did hit Pettite hard back in July.
But that, of course, was July, and Pettite's one of the best money pitchers ever in the playoffs.
And I want to say, again, that I think these Yankees are a great team. They have no discernable weaknesses. The way they roll through the lineup..and the bridge they have to get to the best reliever in the history of the game...and as for payroll, they've played the game within the rules.
I think the rules need changing (salary cap) but I think the temperature you-know-where will approach that of Yankee Stadium the other night when the Players Union says yes to that.
Doesn't mean I like them or want them to win. But I do respect them, and I respect their fans that treat me with respect. Which includes everyone here. At Angel Stadium, Red Sox fans have passed Yankee fans on the boorish meter in recent years in my view. And again Arte's Angels are hardly the Sisters of the Poor these days.
And as painful as the outcome was, game 2 was 5 hours and 10 minutes of some of the best playoff baseball you'll ever want to see. Better drama than most everything thing else the FOX network has in its arsenal.