Yankees Win: My View on Pettitte's Performance

Sean SerritellaCorrespondent IApril 10, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 04:  Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Chicago Cubs during their game on April 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yankees win!

The New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals by a score of 4-1.

Andy Petttitte pitched seven innings, giving up one earned run on three hits, along with six strikeouts for the win.

Mariano Rivera got the save.

I was thinking, after I watched Andy Pettitte mow down the Kansas Royals lineup, that I shouldn’t get too excited, because this is the Kansas Royals we’re talking about.

They’re still a professional baseball team, and started the day in first place.

How about that Andy Pettitte though?

He was making lefties look stupid. His breaking ball was like a 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock pitch. If he continues to pitch like this, and him and Joba are going to be the fourth and fifth starters, the rest of the league is in trouble.

Andy could be a number one, or number two, starter on a lot of teams.

Andy Pettitte was injured last year, so he’s going to be a better pitcher this year now that he is healthy.

Jorge Posada went 1 for 4, and had two RBI.

I think that Posada is trying to prove that he still has it, especially for a 37-year old catcher. You know he heard the whispers around the league that his time could be over because he got injured, and 37-year old catchers can’t hit well.

He’s doing a great job, so far, of proving his critics wrong.

I don’t know what’s going on with Hideki Matsui. He went 0-for-4, and struck out twice, to lower his batting average to .071.

It’s going to be hard for Joe Girardi to decide who to start at DH, with Nick Swisher in right-field.

You know Xavier Nady wants to play.

In fantasy baseball, I’m disappointed that CC Sabathia is going to start tomorrow and not Joba Chamberlain, because Joba is on my fantasy baseball team.


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