Found June 06, 2012 on
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
It’s a baseball axiom that “real” pitchers learn to adapt to their diminishing stuff and maintain their excellence through mastery of the craft’s fundamentals. Generally, such hurlers tend to see lower strikeout totals, but that goes along with improved control. Basically, they try to become Greg Maddux.
Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement this season and turned into an inconsistent Kerry Wood.
He has been great in three of his five starts, and in each of them, the strikeout has been key. It was again last night, as he struck out ten batters in 7.1 innings, allowing just two hits and two walks in a 7-0 Yankees victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Pettitte’s control has always been above average, with a career rate of 2.82 BB/9. And he’s been excellent this year, walking just five batters in his 28.1 innings pitched thus far. But the real shocker has been his ability to punch people out.
In those three positive outings, he has struck out 27 batters over the course of 22.1 frames. Of...
BEST OF MAXIM
Associated Press PhotoHe did it again. Andy Pettitte went 7.1 innings last night, giving up 2 singles and 2 walks, while striking out 10, en route to the Yankees 7-0 win over the Rays at Yankee Stadium.I keep hearing the phrase "vintage Pettitte." Vintage? Vintage Andy Pettitte always pitched to contact, scattering a lot of hits during each of his outings, and striking...
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As expected, with one third of the Major League Baseball season in the books, the AL East is the best league in the bigs. What wasn’t expected was the emergency of the Orioles and how they’ve turned their division into a 5 team battle. The Orioles have been on a bit of a skid lately, loosing 7 of their last 10, but they’re heading in the right direction after beating the Red...
The AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays (31-23) are in town to face the third place New York Yankees(29-24) in a three-game set with the division at stake.
Rays James Shields - Yankee Stadium - 09-21-2011
Tonight, the Rays send James Shields to the hill against the Yankees southpaw Andy Pettitte.
SHIELDS vs. PETTITTE
Shields, is 0-1, with an ERA of 7.36 in his two starts this season...
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Tampa Bay Rays 0 — New York Yankees 7
Andy Pettitte continues to impress in tonight’s 7-0 win over the Tampa Bay...
NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte has galvanized his New York Yankees teammates by turning back the clock and authoring some of the finest performances of his career in the five starts since he returned from a year-long retirement. But neither Pettitte nor his manager is surprised he picked up right where he left off in 2010. Pettitte allowed just two hits in 7 1/3 shutout innings Tuesday...
The last time the New York Yankees were in first-place in the AL East was back on April 24th, but thanks to the 10-strikeout, 7 1/3 innings performance by veteran southpaw Andy Pettitte, the Bombers now stand within striking distance.
At just a half-game back from their current opponents, the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays, who also share the top spot with the Baltimore...
There are usually, one or two moments by now that will bore me during a regular MLB season.
Well, not in 2012, as this might be the most exciting season in decades.
There are so many great teams it is crazy.
The AL and NL East’s are as good as it gets but the two Central divisions are certainly not as easygoing as originally forecasted.
Yankee-haters are probably steaming because...
Andy Pettitte managed to shut out the Rays yesterday for 7 1/3 IP with only 4 baserunners and 10 Ks. No wonder why he returned. He was probably sick of beating his kids at MLB 2K12. “Dad, we don’t mind you playing our video games while we’re at school, but could you stop spitting tobacco onto our all-terrain robot?” That’s Andy’s kids after a powwow about how...
NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte allowed just two hits in 7 1/3 shutout innings in his fifth start since returning from retirement, and Russell Martin had three hits, including a grand slam in the fourth inning that blew open a close game, as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-0, in front of 40,537 at Yankee Stadium Tuesday. With the win in the opener of the three-game...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit an RBI double after Raul Ibanez was walked intentionally and the Yankees treated Rays starter James Shields to another drubbing in...