When the Yankees had success against Pedro Martinez (he’s 11-10 vs. Yanks lifetime) it would be by working the count. If his control was off, the pitches would accumulate and he’d have to throw strikes with his fastball. That’s what the Red Sox did in the first. Martinez walked only one hitter, but threw 29 pitches, which is already a third of the way to the normal 100 cutoff.
Of course, he didn’t get any help from his friends. Brutal error by Lastings Milledge in left accounted for two runs.
This is a big inning for him. He needs to get by with a minimum of effort.