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Who would you take, Lee or Sandy Koufax?


          On the subject of lefthanded dominating starters who look untouchable...

          The gold standard for a postseason opponent against the Yankees was by one Sandy Koufax on Oct. 2, 1963. He struck out the first five Yankees he faced: Tony Kubek, Bobby Richardson, Tom Tresh, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Ultimately, he struck out 15 that day, Game 1 of the World Series.

            But Koufax did allow six hits in that game, two runs--a homer by Tresh in the eighth.

           This is how tough Cliff Lee is, so far tonight: The Stadium crowd went wild with each foul ball hit by Nick Swisher in an 11-pitch at-bat. And there was a massive roar when Mark Teixeira (0-for-9 in this series) worked a walk. Imagine if A-Rod's liner to left had gotten past Nelson Cruz in leftfield.

         Alas, it did not and the Yankees still are hitless against Lee,who has struck out seven.


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