Saturday, August 17, 2013
Yankee Bats on Fire
Andy Pettitte finally benefited from a potent Yankee offense tonight after being on the losing end of close games over his past few starts. Pettitte said that this was one of the first times in recent memory where everything seemed to work. He picked a great night to put everything to work against a scary Boston lineup. The lefty went 6.2 innings, allowing three runs (0 earned) on 6 hits and struck out six batters. Girardi mixed and matched with his bullpen while it was still a close game but the Yankees ultimately added on runs in the ninth to put the game out of reach for the Red Sox.
If the Yankees can win tomorrow, they will be in a great position to win the series, and possible sweep the Red Sox at home. Anything less than a series win after taking the first game would be an utter disappointment as every single game could mean better chances at making the postseason in some capacity. The Yankees will send their best to the mound tomorrow night in Hiroki Kuroda to face a tough Boston lineup. The Yankees' old pal John Lackey will make the start for Boston. While Lackey has pitched to a very respectable ERA, he has a record of 7-10 which the Yankees should take advantage of tomorrow afternoon.