And It’s A Sweep!

April 18, 2010 – 6:41 pm

Pettitte GemNYY 5, Texas 2. Andy Pettitte pitched yet another gem, giving up just two runs on four hits over eight innings. But this one wasn’t a typical Pettitte start where he seems to always be pitching out of trouble. Texas did get a couple of runs in the third, but from there on Andy pitched no-hit ball for the next six innings, retiring 12 in a row at one point. So far in this young season, he’s 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 3-for-3 in quality starts. And to think this is our No. 3 starter!

The big hit in this one came from none other than Ramiro Pena, playing for an under the weather Derek Jeter. In the bottom of the third, with the score tied 2-2 and the bases loaded but with two outs, Pena lined a clutch single to right-field, driving in two runs which ultimately proved to be the winning runs. Not bad when your top hitter is out sick, and his substitute comes through like that.

So next up is a trip to the west coast which starts with the Oakland A’s who have jumped to a quick lead in the AL West and who lead the AL in pitching with a team ERA of 2.58. However, 10 of their 13 games have been against the likes of Seattle and Baltimore, so just how strong they are remains to be seen.

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