It’s hard to figure out how a team that looked so good last week can have two runs on 12 hits in 18 innings at Coors Field. I know they store balls in the humidor now. But two runs in 18 innings?
Meanwhile, Andy Pettitte caused himself some trouble by saying he “quit pitching” after Holliday hit the home run.
He didn’t mean he quit on the game. He meant he abandoned his game plan. But some people will hear his words and think the worst.
“I threw a changeup to Holliday that cut and really after that I quit pitching, to tell you the truth,â€? Pettitte said. â€œI quit throwing my changeup, my sinker cut a couple of times and I didnâ€™t throw my sinker.
â€œI didnâ€™t throw the ball on both sides of the plate like I should have. When you do that, you make yourself vulnerable to get a lot of hits off you. â€¦ Man, I just canâ€™t let that happen and I did and it cost us in a big way tonight.”
Give Pettitte credit for one thing, he’s honest. Most pitchers would have lobbed up a few cliches and gone for the Budweiser. (Or Coors being that we’re in Denver).
Here’s the audio of his interview. Yes, there’s a phone ringing in the background. No, I don’t know if it was George Steinbrenner:
Here’s Joe Torre’s interview:
Not to get too dramatic, but today’s game is a big one for the Yankees. They need a solid effort out of Roger Clemens and to find a way to get to Rodrigo Lopez. He is 7-8, 6.02 against the Yankees in his career.