Pettite Saves Yankees Again

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports.

Andy Pettite (pictured) might as well grow a beard, throw on some white
robes and place a halo around his head because the crafty southpaw is
officially the New York Yankees’ savior. The 12-year veteran lefthander
allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings, propelling the
Pinstripers to an 8-2 win over the Anaheim Angels and earning his fifth consecutive victory.

The Yankees had lost two straight to the Angels and fallen six games
behind Boston in the AL East and two-and-a-half games behind Seattle in
the Wild Card race, but the Bombers picked up one game
on both teams yesterday. Robinson Cano and Bobby Abreu carried the
offense, with Cano collecting three hits and two RBIs for New York and
Abreu launching his 15th home run of the season.

The win was Joe Torre’s 1,150th, pushing him past Casey Stengel into
sole possession of second place on New York’s all-time win list behind
Joe McCarthy (1,460). The victory also improved Andy’s Pettite’s record
to 68-33 immediately following a New York loss, reaffirming his
greatness as a streak-stopper and savior. Unfortunately, the comparison
to Mr. Christ doesn’t bode well for Pettite, because if I remember
correctly, the savior dies at the end of that story…