Battle Of The Arms Leaves Blue & Orange With Another Loss And A Soaked Field

pettitte4.jpg          Does anyone have a mop? Seriously, what is with the pouring rain every time these two teams try to play a game this season? Not only was the start of the game delayed [when it wasn’t raining] but the game got halted in the middle of the 6th for nearly an hour when the rain, thunder and lightning finally came down in New York. However, the one thing that tonight’s erratic weather failed to put a damper on was Andy Pettitte’s performance. The Boulder went 6, allowing just 2 runs [each off of solo home runs] and 5 hits, racking up 5 strikeouts. Pettitte not only outdueled the twice Cy Young Award winner, Johan, but survived the mid 6th rain delay and could of gone even longer, after only throwing 88 pitches, had it not been for the no DH spot in the NL ballpark. Andy has now notched his 4th win in a row, allowing a mere 3 runs combined in those 4 starts. It’s obvious what Andy is thinking: “Moose leading the team in wins? Pff, it was cute… but that won’t be the case for long.”
          Though Pettitte got the win tonight, Johan didn’t let the Yankee offense do much. The Yanks got a measly 5 hits, 2 off the bat of RC, who drove in what turned out to be the winning run and who has been turning it up as of late [finally]. The Yankee hitters did manage to work 5 walks, driving up Santana’s pitch count early. Besides the quality outing by Andy and what little offense the Yanks managed to muster, one thing that must be noted is Mariano Rivera. El Máquina has been mindblowing so far this season. His ERA now sits at 0.79… can you say WoW. Oh, Farnsy didn’t do too shabby too.
          Raz on the mound mañana, coming off a horrendous outing in his last start, in which he gave up 7 runs and 10 hits in 5 IP. Yeah… let’s not let that happen again.

Other Notes:
– It was none other than a backward K of former Bosox member, Trot Nixon, to end the game… su-wheat [sound it out].
– Reyes got picked off on a moronic move toward third base in the 5th… haha.


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