For a long time now, you’ve heard the outcries. The Yankees are too old, they need to get younger. While some of this may be true, who secured the first win of the season last night? Who pitched deep into the game to preserve the bullpen? Who came in to close the door?
Andy and Mo.
In an uncertain season, only two things are for certain. Pettitte and Rivera will always give you a chance to win.
For a record 69th time, the greatest closer in history converted a save for the greatest postseason pitcher in history (who just happens to be the oldest starter in the majors this year). The two, whose combined age is 83, will have one last go around with each other in 2013. Mo is set to retire after the season, while Pettitte, like he has for the past five or so seasons, will play things by ear.
Last night called for Andy Pettitte. It screamed for him. Following two losses to open the season, at home no less, fans already had their fingers hovering over the panic button. But who else on thi...