This went just about as expected as the Yankees, after a slow start, feasted on Hamels and went ahead 2-1. I personally had the game picked 7-4, but it was close enough as it ended 8-5. The Phillies came out swinging and took the early lead, but Hamels fell back to earth with a deafening thud upon facing the Yankees lineup the second time. The pressure is now squarely on the Phillies as no one wants to go down 3-1 and they will face their second pressure game of the series. The Yankees have only faced one pressure game thus far and will hold off facing another one until a potential Game 7. The series has got to be seen as “Advantage Yankees” not only in the present, but in the upcoming games. CC Sabathia is more than capable of throwing on 3 days rest and he is rested, unlike last year when he was going on fumes. CC vs. Blanton has got to favor CC, even when he is not fully rested. I hate to say it but the Yankees are going up 3-1 in the series by a score of 6-4.