Pettitte Notches His Ninth Win, As the Yanks Figure out Halladay

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IAugust 5, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 22:  Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees looks on against the Baltimore Orioles on July 22, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Andy Pettitte did just what he needed to do. He pitched 6.2 strong innings, and allowed the Yankees to get to Halladay. His pitching line was: W, 6.2IP 4H 1R 1ER 4BB 6K.

Phil Hughes recorded the last out of the 7th inning with no problems at all. Hughes came on in the 8th, but  had trouble finishing the inning. Girardi made a quick move to the pen, so Mariano could complete a 4-out save. Mo got the last out of the 8th inning with ease. He ran into trouble in the 9th, but nailed down his 31st save of the season. Rivera’s ERA now drops to 1.96.

and the offense…

Damon, Teixeira, and Matsui all went yard today.  Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Robinson Cano also went 2-for-4. Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 on the game, as his average drops to .319.

It’s crazy to think the Yankees hit 3 home runs of of Halladay tonight, and they now have won two games in a row off of him.

August 4, 2009
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NY Yankees
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000100020 391


Jeter, SS4000020.319
Damon, LF4221000.279
Teixeira, 1B4121011.285
Rodriguez, A, 3B4121010.265
Matsui, H, DH4111002.260
Posada, C4010001.272
Cano, 2B4020001.306
Cabrera, Me, CF4000002.288
Hinske, RF3000010.262
  Hairston, J, RF1000001.258
2B: Rodriguez, A (11, Halladay), Teixeira (29, Halladay).
HR: Damon (18, 8th inning off Halladay, 0 on, 2 out), Teixeira (27, 8th inning off Halladay, 0 on, 2 out), Matsui, H (16, 9th inning off Halladay, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 5; Teixeira 6; Rodriguez, A 3; Matsui, H 4; Posada; Cano 2.
RBI: Rodriguez, A (60), Damon (60), Teixeira (78), Matsui, H (48).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, A; Damon; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui, H; Hairston, J.
GIDP: Cabrera, Me; Cano.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
PB: Posada (5).
DP: 2 (Rodriguez, A-Teixeira, Teixeira-Jeter-Teixeira).


Pettitte (W, 9-6)6.24114604.35
Hughes, P (H, 10)1.02220303.66
Rivera, Ma (S, 31)1.13000001.96

Final Score: NY Yankees 5, Toronto 3