Saturday, May 19, 2012
NEW YORK—The eyes that claim ownership of the most recognizable stare in Yankees history were flickering with intensity, even with seven zeroes already on the scoreboard. Andy Pettitte wasn’t done yet.
Needing few words to convey that his vintage form had returned, the left-hander completed eight scoreless innings for his first victory in 22 months as the Yankees defeated the Reds, 4-0, in the opener of Interleague Play on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
“Big league W’s are precious,” Pettitte said. “It’s a good feeling any time you get a win. It’s what we’re playing for, to win games and help this team to win. I didn’t come back not to help us win. I just feel like I’m doing my job, really.”
I wasn’t able to see the game as I’ve been hopping flights all over North Carolina today. But apparently Andy looked good and gave this team something they desperately needed. Maybe I’ll just stay down here and they can rip off a few more wins. Actually, in a couple of days I will be leaving the country for a week, so expect the Yankees to take over first place by Thursday.
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