Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Yankees Slug Their Way Past Tribe
Let's not forget about the performance of Andy Pettitte tonight. The 40 year old southpaw tossed seven innings of one run baseball. He did not have his best stuff with him tonight, but he is a horse and works hard to give the Yankees a chance to win. The young home plate umpire was not generous tonight, making Pettitte throw more pitches than he should have thrown after some questionable non-calls for strike three. Andy Pettitte is showing that age is only a number after throwing two consecutive gems to begin the regular season. If he performs this way for the entire season it could be something special for Pettitte, as well as for the Yankees.
The Yankees have won three straight games to put them at the .500 mark for the first time in this young season. They will try to extend their streak to four straight tomorrow night as Ivan Nova looks for a bounce-back start after not pitching well in Detroit. Brett Myers pitched in relief of Carlos Carrasco after Carrasco was tossed from the game after plunking Youkilis, so tomorrow's starter for the Indians is currently unknown.