Five years ago tonight, the Yankees beat the Phillies to win the 2009 World Series. Hideki Matsui gave New York the lead with a second-inning two-run homer off Pedro Martinez, and he solidified his World Series MVP case with a two-run single and a two-run double later in the game. Godzilla went 3-for-4 and drove in six of the team’s seven runs in Game Six. Andy Pettitte allowed three runs in 5.2 innings on three days’ rest, Joba Chamberlain threw a scoreless inning, Damaso Marte struck out both Chase Utley and Ryan Howard on six total pitches, and Mariano Rivera recorded the final five outs for the win. Marte striking out Utley with two on and two outs in the seventh was rather huge. Here’s the box score and here are all the videos from the game and post-game celebration.
This is your open thread for the night. ESPN is airing a 30 for 30 feature on Livan and Orlando Hernandez about their escape from Cuba at 9pm ET. I can’t wait to watch. The Knicks and Devils are both playing, and that’s pretty much it for local sports. Use this thread to talk about anything on your mind.