Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pettitte Tosses Complete Game to Complete Career

There was no better way to send Andy Pettitte off into retirement. Pettitte's last complete game came in 2006 and he was able to go the distance in the final start of his big league career. Pettitte has meant so much to the Yankees and finishes his career with 256 wins in the regular season. He finishes with 275 wins in his career when his postseason statistics are taken into account. Andy Pettitte has always found a way to get out of jams in his career and tonight was no different, as Pettitte was able to get two key double plays early in the game. The second double play was started by Pettitte himself. The only run that scored against Pettitte came when Chris Carter grounded out and Jose Altuve who was on second hustled around and scored the lone Houston run.

The Yankees scored their two runs on a throwing error by the catcher and the other on a Robinson Cano RBI single in the sixth inning. The Yankees offense has been sluggish to close out the season but they have been able to keep the pitching in check on their way to two wins against the Astros in hopes to close out the regular season on a strong note to send Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera out strong. 

The final game of the season tomorrow will be started by David Huff and Erik Bedard will get the start for Houston as the Yankees aim to end the season with a win to give them 85 wins, which is more than anyone expected out of them this year with the players they were missing from the lineup throughout the whole year. 

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