Borrowing on the famed "Spahn, Sain and pray for rain", we now have the "Moose, Pettitte and forget it" refrain.
Last night's game was just terrible for the Yanks. Pettitte was laboring early and often and the bats hit into four double-plays. Blech.
With Joba off to see Dr. Death, we're forced to rely on Moose and Pettitte. Moose has been exceptional this year, a huge surprise. Pettitte is up and down. He's been our "stopper" for years and right now he's not stopping squat. We need him to pick it back up. Soon.
Pettitte (12-9) last night lasted five-plus innings, giving up five runs on six hits and three walks."I just set, really, a poor tone to the game," he said of Josh Hamilton's two-run homer in Pettitte's 30-pitch first inning.If Joba's shoulder is worse than expected, things could spiral down quickly. If he did any real damage, I'm gonna be pretty damn upset.
Through five innings, Pettitte had thrown 93 pitches in the heat. But trailing 4-1, the Yankees sent him out for the sixth -- and he failed to get an out.