Game 5 scouting report

Thursday, October 26th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

YANKEES STARTER ANDY PETTITE (19-9 in 2000, 2-0 in playoffs): This is the real test for Pettitte, pitching away from Yankee Stadium. Pettitte, who won Game 1 at Yankee Stadium, was 9-2 with a 3.93 ERA at home this year; 10-7 with a 4.72 ERA on the road. Pettitte has been a tough World Series foe since getting bombed by Atlanta for seven runs in his first-ever World Series start in 1996. Since then, he is 3-0 in four appearances with a 2.77 ERA. Pettitte, who allowed the Mets three runs in 62/3 innings in Game 1, was 1-1 with a 4.72 ERA against them during the regular season.

LOVES TO FACE: Edgardo Alfonzo (1-for-13)

HATES TO FACE: Bubba Trammell (7-for-18)

METS STARTER AL LEITER (16-8 in 2000, 0-0 in the playoffs): Leiter, also a lefthander, is still looking for his first postseason victory. He is 0-2 in 11 playoff and World Series appearances, the most recent being Game 1 against the Yankees. He allowed them two runs on five hits in seven innings, but got no decision when the game went to extra innings. Leiter gets the advantage at Shea Stadium. He was 8-3 with a 2.67 ERA at home this year, 7-5 with a 3.70 ERA on the road.

LOVES TO FACE: Tino Martinez (3-for-20)

HATES TO FACE: Jose Vizcaino (10-for-19) – Evan Grant