In the last month or so, Andy Pettitte has been the Yankees best pitcher. He was denied a victory in his previous two starts because the bullpen blew his lead. Tonight he got the loss because the Yankees couldn’t score against R.A. Dickey.
The Yankees couldn’t get the timely two out hit, stranding five runners in the first two innings of the game, then managed only two hits the next seven innings. Andy Pettitte pitched as well as you would want, going 6.2 IP, giving up one run (a solo HR to Colby Rasmus). Shawn Kelley gave up a homer in the 7th inning to Rajai Davis, making the score 2-0 and ultimately the final score.
The Yankees have spiraled down the Wild Card standings, going behind the Kansas City Royals with 11 crucial games remaining in the season. If the Yankees can’t find a way into the postseason, this would be the first time since 2008 that the Yankees would miss the postseason.
– The season is almost over. Don’t get left. Go to the Yankees ticket exchange to see them one last time.
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