Andy Pettitte turned 41 a few days ago. Remember that.
For you wonder if that age could be catching up with him.
In Pettitte’s first three starts of the year, he went 3-0 with an ERA of 2.01.
Since then he is 2-5 with an ERA of 5.12. You have to wonder. You also have to wonder if Pettitte, who retired for 2011 only to come out of retirement in 2012, will join Mariano Rivera as retired after this year.
Andy went 6 2/3 tonight, and gave up 5 R, 9 H, 1 walk and 6 K in falling to 5-5, 4.20.
Any chance the Yanks had of coming back went by the boards when Joba and Boone Logan gave up 3 more runs.
Joba 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. His ERA goes to a ghastly 6.06. A free agent at the end of the year, you’d have to think he’s gone as Hughes will be.
But with Joba and Hughes both free agents, you will find it difficult to trade either at the trade deadline. After all, who wants a two-month rental?
The pitching staff could be drastically different in 2014. No Mo, Hughes, Joba, Pettitte and Kuroda (who is 38 himself)?
Logan went 2/3, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.33.
Claiborne finished up and is taking over Joba’s spot as a more reliable guy in front of Robertson and Rivera. 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 1.61.
The Yanks offense proved to be weak again, getting just six hits, two by Gardner (.285). Travis Hafner is down to .216. Vernon Wells, at .301 after the May 14 games, is down to .221.
Zoilo Almonte got his first major league hit.
Amazingly, Reid Brignac got a hit. He’s now 5 for 44 as a Yankee, I think exactly what Ben Francisco was.
Meanwhile, I read an MLB.com article suggesting that the Yanks should go after 41 year old Manny Ramirez now that his season with Taiwan is over.
No. No. A thousand times No. It’s bad enough to have A-Rod and his B.S. on the team. Manny being “Manny”? Please, no.
The Yanks are 39-33. They probably should be a few games worse. After all, the Yanks have now scored 279 runs on the season while giving up 284.