Andy Pettitte has won a game Mariano Rivera has saved 54 times. The record for such a combination is 55 for Oaklandâ€™s Bob Welch and Dennis Eckersley.
Pettitte’s last three games: 27 19 3 3 7 23. He’s 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA. Oh, and he has been a better second-half pitcher.
The Mets are 9-8 in games Johan Santana (7-7) has started. What do you figure he would be with the Yankees? He has allowed nine earned runs in his last 32 innings and not won a game. Enjoy that long contract with an aging team that has a desolate farm system, Johan.
Here is Andy Pettitte talking about the big pickoff and how he stayed in the game after the rain delay:
The worst part was when some TV dope asked him what he thought about pitching against “an ace” like Johan Santana. Pettitte was polite. I would have said. “Yeah, I’ve won 210 games. I was terrified.”