Pettitte, making his first start in nearly 600 days, turned back the clock to 2010 Sunday, when he controlled Seattle early but fell to a 6-2 loss on a pair of two-run home runs. The left-hander said he didn’t feel any rust from his layover and that his velocity and location were good enough to win.
I didn’t get to see the game so I’d be interested to hear how people thought Pettitte looked. My first impression is that giving up four runs to a putrid Seattle team isn’t necessarily a good start, but it’s only one game.
As for the rest of the team, it’s pretty annoying to see them light up James Shields, David Price and Felix Hernandez then get stifled by Kevin Freaking Millwood, but I think taking four of six on this home stand is pretty good.