Aug 22, 2007

Pettitte the Stopper

Andy saved the Yanks hide last night, providing seven innings of one run ball to prevent the sweep. He's been doing that his whole career. Joba pitched the eighth and struck out the side on 15 pitches (including a three pitch K of Vlad Guerrero). He hit 99 mph on the gun and hitters have yet to make contact with his slider - unreal.

- Texas scored 30 runs to break the AL record set in 1950 (29). The strangest part is that Wes Littleton got the save with a 27 run lead (because he pitched three scoreless innings to end the game). My favorite line: "Things started off well for the O's. Baltimore had a three-run lead by the third inning, but starter Daniel Cabrera and the bullpen surrendered 30 unanswered runs."

- Mark Melancon, one of the Yanks top relief prospects, is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery throwing bullpen sessions down in Tampa. He has nasty stuff and could be a major factor in the Yanks pen next year, ala Joba Chamberlain (although not quite to that extent).

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