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Only 2 pitchers in Yankee history have won 200 games as a Yankee: Whitey Ford and Red Ruffing. Until tonight that is. In an outing that has become the norm for him this season, Andy Pettitte put on another masterful performance against the only remaining non-Yankee team that he had not beaten, shutting down the Houston Astros to pick up his 200th Yankee win.
You can argue all day and all night about his HOF credentials, and with the HGH thing still hanging out there it's a safe bet that Andy won't make it to the HOF when his career is over. But there is no arguing that he has been one of the best pitchers in Yankee history. From a consistency standpoint, from a big-game standpoint, and from any other standpoint imaginable. The guy has just been dynamite over his time in pinstripes and tonight was the culmination of his Yankee greatness, as he firmly etched himself into Yankee history.
So congratulations, Andy. Well done.