Just as wine gets better with age (red wine, that is), so do our vintage pitchers.
Pettitte was everything we could have hoped for tonight – the guy who has been the stopper of losing streaks for so many years and is still doing it. He was effective, efficient and just-plain-great after a shaky first inning.
Mo wasn’t perfect in his inning, but he didn’t have to be. He got the save and ended the game.
And the Yankees won. Yay. Lyle Overbay joined his fellow thrift shop heroes from the previous game, Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner, with a nice night at the plate, and power came from unlikely sources with homers by Gardner and Cervelli.
Here are my questions at the moment:
- Could Cano please start hitting?
- Could the MLB scheduler stop scheduling day games in opposing cities after night games at home?
- Could Andy pitch every game of the season?
Only one of the above is likely, I get that. I just thought I’d ask.