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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Nov 4, 2009 at 03:51:25 PM
There is a lot of talk on sports radio and throughout New York discussing Andy Pettitte pitching on three days rest. The consensous out of these "experts" is that this is a bad move for the Yankees and we will be back here for a game seven. The argument has been that with his advanced age, number of years that he hasn't pitched on three days rest and cold weather will all affect Pettitte to the point that he will have a rough go at it tonight.
I say nay to all of those naysayers. It is my opinion that Andy Pettitte will be just fine. It is not like Pettitte has been overworked since the end of the regular season. This will be his fifth start tonight in the last month. He's had four starts in the postseason and that spans all the way back to October 4th. That's not exactly taxing...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Oct 24, 2009 at 04:07:06 PM
It's 4:00 P.M. and right now it's a light drizzle with a bright sky. That has to be encouraging news. Rumor has it that MLB is going to make the decision sooner than later, but we'll see. I'll keep this as up to date as possible, however, at some point I have to go down to the field to start my pregame work.
A couple of pregame notes for all of you Yankees diehards out there. If Andy Pettitte wins game six, he will have the most all time victories in postseason series clinching games with five. Right now he is tied with Dave Stewart, Roger Clemens and Catfish Hunter with four victories in series clinching games. That stat exemplifies how much of a money pitcher Andy Pettitte has been throughout his career.
It's going to be interesting if the Yankees win this game tonight. All of the talk...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Oct 17, 2009 at 04:23:08 PM
Game one of the ALCS was a tremendous win for the Yankees. The forecasted rain never came and even through the frigid temperatures the Yankees ace CC Sabathia continued his dominance in the 2009 postseason. Getting the first win of any series is big, but this was a huge step in the right direction for this Yankees ballclub. If the Yankees lose that game, they have to depend on A.J. Burnett and company to at least gain a split before they go out to Anaheim where they have had trouble playing in recent years. Now the pressure is solely on the Angels to try and bounce back after a very un-Angel like performance.
The Yankees showed something in that game one performance that really hasn't been seen in recent playoff years for the bombers. Not only did they win the game without hitting...