NYY 7, Tampa Bay 0

June 5, 2012 – 9:34 pm

Another excellent outing from Andy Pettitte — 5 starts, every one of them going 6+ innings, two of them not allowing any runs, and now an ERA sitting at just 2.78. Despite a few bumps along the way, the starting rotation is once again starting to look more like what we expected going in to the season.

Meanwhile, the East is turning out to be quite the enigma. Was that really the division leading team that we played tonight? How in the world do you lead the division when your 3-4-5 batters are hitting .208, .188, and .231 respectively? And four of nine starters are hitting below the Mendoza line? With every single team in the division being above .500, you would think that would indicate an incredibly powerful division. But then you have the Yankees, who have played pretty mediocre all year, and they are just a half game out of first? That would tell you the whole division is mediocre, no? Could it be that the rest of the league is just terrible, and that’s the only reason the East looks so good? Really has been a weird year so far.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Rays 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 11 2
Yankees 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 X 7 8 0 6 4
WP: A. Pettitte (3-2)   LP: J. Shields (6-4)
QS: NYY – A. Pettitte (7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – R. Martin, TB– None
LOB: NYY 8, TB 5   RISP: NYY 3-for-12, TB 0-for-4

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