With Cliff Lee making a mockery out of the Yankees offense and a late-inning bullpen implosion, the only positive storyline to emerge from last night’s game was Andy Pettitte. The Yankees required a quality start if there was ever going to be any possibility of defeating Lee (especially given the pitching struggles witnessed in the first two games), and Pettitte, in vintage fashion, delivered. Andy allowed five hits, struck out five and allowed two runs over seven innings. He walked none and posted an obscenely good 0.714 WHIP. He was so effective that the likely-AL-MVP Josh Hamilton was the only hitter that managed to generate any damage.
What’s rather amazing is that this type of competitive performance is nothing new. Pettitte has accumulated 19 postseason wins during his career because of his consistency. Abnormal rest and playing conditions simply don’t deter him from doing what he does best — give the team a chance to win.
|2010||ALDS||W||MIN||1||0||1.000||="" onmouseout="" align="right">2.57||7.0||5||2||2||1||1||4||0.857||6.4||1.3||1.3||5.1||4.00|
|13 Seasons (30 Series)||19||10||.655||3.83||263.0||271||116||112||e="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding: 2px 3px 2px 2px; font-weight: bold; font-size: 0.9em; white-space: nowrap; background-color: rgb(221, 221, 221);" onclick="" onmouseout="" align="right">31||72||173||1.304||9.3||1.1||2.5||5.9||2.40|
|12 ALDS||6||3||.667||3.63||86.2||87||35||35||10||22||onclick="" onmouseout="" align="right">59||1.258||9.0||1.0||2.3||6.1||2.68|
|8 ALCS||7||2||.778||3.63||79.1||82||32||32||class="" onmouseover="" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding: 2px 3px 2px 2px; font-weight: bold; font-size: 0.9em; white-space: nowrap; background-color: rgb(221, 221, 221);" onclick="" onmouseout="" align="right">13||18||46||1.261||9.3||1.5||2.0||5.2||2.56|
I realize there isn’t a whole lot of consolation to be found in a loss, especially a tough one in the American League Championship Series. However, I think the reality of the situation is pretty straightforward. A.J. Burnett will take the mound tonight while the rest of us consult our favorite astrological signs for a glimpse at the outcome. CC Sabathia will have a chance at redemption. And depending on the progress of the series, there’s a chance Andy Pettitte will come back for seconds. If it gets to that point, I’ll take my chances. After all, he’s proven time and time again that he’s capable of delivering when the team needs him most.
LIKE TYA ON FACEBOOK
- TYA To Merge With It’s About The Money, Stupid
- What about Kevin Youkilis?
- Teix Now Front And Center On The “Needs To Produce” Radar
- Cashman: Heathcott A Dark Horse Candidate
- A Dog Chasing Cars
- Outfield Trade Targets
- The Problem With Brett Gardner
- A Look At Relief Prospect Branden Pinder
- The Yankees Should Be Realistic, Put Team on Short Leash in 2013
- Briefly discussing the internal options to replace Curtis Granderson
- many dresses are especially for wedding or for other events2 on Chuck Johnson on Chase Whitley
- Brand bc on Briefly discussing the internal options to replace Curtis Granderson
- http://2804lasela.wordpress.com/ on TYA Predictions: Bold predictions for 2012
- the tao of badass pdf on What about Austin Romine?
- Joey Parkhill on Dante Bichette Jr’s Swing
- lululemon factory outlet on Contact Us
- Cary on Will R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball Succeed In A Domed Stadium?
- Brenna on Links: Prospects, Support for A-Rod, Mariano is Love and Who’s in Center?
- Louis Vuitton Outlet Sale Singapore on The Monthly Prospector: April Edition
- Authentic Louis Vuitton Outlet Store on The Monthly Prospector: June Edition
TagsA.J. Burnett Alex Rodriguez Andy Pettitte Austin Romine Baltimore Orioles Bartolo Colon Boston Red Sox Brett Gardner Brian Cashman Bullpen CC Sabathia Chien-Ming Wang Cliff Lee Curtis Granderson David Robertson Dellin Betances Derek Jeter Francisco Cervelli Freddy Garcia Game Recap Hiroki Kuroda Ivan Nova Javier Vazquez Jesus Montero Joba Chamberlain Joe Girardi Johnny Damon Jorge Posada Manny Banuelos Mariano Rivera Mark Teixeira Melky Cabrera Michael Pineda New York New York Yankees Nick Johnson Nick Swisher Phil Hughes Prospects Rafael Soriano Red Sox Robinson Cano Russell Martin Tampa Bay Rays Yankees