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Pedro Martinez to Start Game 2 for Phillies

October 15, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
Filed under Baseball

After winning Game 1 of their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Philadelphia Phillies will send Pedro Martinez to the mound in Game 2. Martinez, who began his career with the Dodgers, will be pitching for the first time in the month of October.

In the regular season, the 37-year-old native of the Dominican Republic was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA. After staying out of baseball for the beginning of the 2009 campaign, he eventually signed with the Phillies and pitched in nine games.

The Dodgers will be starting their own mid-season acquisition. After going 8-6 with a 4.92 ERA with the Texas Rangers, Vicente Padilla was released. The Dodgers signed him and he went 4-0 with a 3.20 in eight appearances — seven of which were starts.

In Game 2, the Dodgers basically face a must win situation. If they drop both home games, they’ll face the nearly impossible task. To even the series, they’ll have to face a familiar face.

Pedro Martinez will start Game 2 (Image: Zuma Press)

Pedro Martinez will start Game 2 (Image: Zuma Press)

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