Lets take a look at the two World Series competitors position by position starting with our game one starting pitchers.
For the Phillies it starts with Cliff Lee. During the regular season Cliff was 14-13 with an ERA of 3.22 . Cliff pitched 231 innings giving up 245 hits. Cliff gave up only 24 HR and struck out 181 batters. Cliff is the Reigning Cy Young recipient after going 22-3 with the Indians. Lee is an Ace by every definition of the word a control pitcher that works the corners well and keeps his opponent off balance. Sense coming to the Phillies from Cleveland his record is 7-4 with an ERA of 3.39.
For the Yankees it’s Carston Charles Sabathia that holds the title of Ace. Also a former Indian and past Cy Young recipient CC pitched 230 innings giving up 197 hits for an ERA of 3.37. CC has given up only 18 HR and walked 67 . His 197 strikeouts was good for 13th in the league. CC is a power pitcher with a mid 90’s fastball and a sharp biting slider. He finished the year with a record of 19-8 and brings new meaning to the word workhorse with a 3-0 record in this years post season and a sparkling 1.19 ERA.
I call this match up to close to call they are totally different pitchers and I think it will be a low scoring affair. If you put the screws to me and force me to pick one it would be CC only because I think he has a higher potential of going the entire 9 innings. Lee gave up more hits than innings pitched during the regular season and against the Yankees that spells trouble.