Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Game 54 Wrap-Up: NYY 7 TB 0

Andy Pettitte is the best starting pitcher on the Yankees right now.  I know the Rays offense blows, but the guy just mowed them down like they didn't even exist yesterday.  Why did he retire again?

Game Notes:

- Pettitte didn't allow an XBH last night.

- He threw first-pitch strikes to 17 of the 25 batters he faced in 7.1 innings of work.

- He threw 70 total strikes out of 103 total pitches.

- 17 of those 70 strikes were swinging strikes (24.3%).

- 9 of his 10 strikeouts were swinging.

- His Game Score of 82 matched the season high for a Yankee starter that he set last month in his 8-inning gem against the Reds.

- Andy Pettitte is fucking awesome.

F*ck Yeahs:

- Pettitte: 7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K.  Just sit back and enjoy this ride, people.  That's all I'm doing.

Oh Nos:

Who cares?  Andy Pettitte shut the place down again.

Next Up:

Ivan Nova has a tough act to follow tonight in game 2 of this series with the division lead potentially hanging in the balance.  I don't want to say I don't have faith in the guy, but there's pretty much no way he's going to be as good as Pettitte was last night.

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