Rollins Takes A Poke at New York (Again)

martinez 1028.jpgA few thoughts about Game 2 of the World Series before I hit the sack for an early morning train ride back to Philly:

A.J. Burnett pitched great last night. Sure, there were a few opportunities to score, but he mostly dominated.

Pedro Martinez pitched good enough to win. He has allowed three runs in 13 innings this postseason. The Phillies have scored just two runs for him in those two starts.

The Yankee Stadium crowd? I considered it a non-factor. I wasn’t alone. Jimmy Rollins was asked about the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium compared to other ballparks.

“It’s really more of a different atmosphere at our ballpark compared to the others,” he said. “Our ballpark is so loud and rowdy. I was really expecting some of that here, but it was very tame and civilized actually.”

In New York?

“Yeah,” Rollins said. “You only heard one big cheer and that was on the home runs. Other than that … those expensive are running the loud fans out.”

Rollins later was asked if this feels more like a World Series compared to last year’s series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

“When we get to Philly it will,” Rollins said.

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