This will be quick as I have a flight to catch:
Mariano Rivera has saved 47 victories for Andy Pettitte over the years. Only Oaklandâ€™s Dennis Eckersley and Bob Welch, who teamed up for 55 wins from 1988-94, have more.
“Is there anybody youâ€™d rather have out there?â€? Pettitte said. â€œYou always have the faith that he will do it. You never see him panic.â€?
Huge weekend for the Yankees, who swept a first-place team and moved closer to Boston, certainly close enough to cause more panic in the Hub.
Here is Joe Torre:
and Andy Pettitte: