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Sunday, May 13, 2012
You can’t spell Apt Deity Tent without Andy Pettitte!
So yes, there are a lot of confusing feelings going on today. Andy Pettitte’s worst season in the majors was in 2008 when he won half his games and had a 97 ERA+. He was basically a league average pitcher that season. He would go on to post a 25-11 record over the next two seasons. There is no expectation here that he will be any better than 2008. But he should be as good as 2008. And league average will do just fine from a fifth starter.
There is a warm smile at the thought of Number 46 being on the back of the pinstripes again. The eyes can be closed to see Pettitte peering over his glove to see the sign. Pettitte is a part of Yankee history. His place is unique and ubiquitous. But those warm feelings will trade all of that stuff for a winning season for a team that needs pitching to get to the promised land. Hope wins out for today before the outing. The reality will be discovered soon enough. Welcome back, Andy Pettitte. But pitch well.
Posted: May 13, 2012 at 08:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
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