After Andy Pettitte retired and came back last year, you knew he would have only done it if he thought he had a little something left in the tank. And while the Boston Red Sox didn't get a chance to see him last year, they did get to see him last night.
And boy oh boy, did he look like the Pettitte of old in the Yankees 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
He did allow eight hits over eight innings with Mariano Rivera picking up his first save since the knee injury. But everytime the Red Sox tried to get something going, Pettitte would roll a double play ball to escape any trouble.
Ryan Dempster made his first Red Sox start and while the numbers show he took the loss, I personally don't think he pitched all that badly.
He left a few pitches up in the zone, mainly the home run to Brett Gardner. He still pitched well enough to win. But with Pettitte dealing like he was, there wasn't much Dempster could do other than what he did.
The Red Sox had a big chance to score some runs...