Yanks take Cliff Lee countermeasures

Updated: October 14, 2010, 11:40 AM ET
By Buster Olney

In 1986, the New York Mets went into Game 6 of the National League Championship Series knowing that if they were to lose, they would have to face a pitcher they could not seem to beat.

Mike Scott -- armed with a sharply downward-breaking pitch that he called a splitter, one the Mets thought was the result of Scott's scuffing the balls -- had struck out 19 in his first two complete-game starts in that series, walking one and allowing one run. Not only was he completely dominant, but he was also in the Mets' heads a little bit.

And so it goes now with the New York Yankees and Cliff Lee: