An all out performance by Andy Pettitte - no doubt about it. Critics wondered why the Bombers were so excited to sign this guy instead of Zito - Game 2 is an example why. He comes up big when the team needs him the most and tonight was no different.
At the end of the day, if you can only muster three damn hits in 11 innings - I'm not sure how many games your going to win. With that said, they had this game in hand, and it was going according to plan right up until the 8th inning and a freakish bug attack.
A few points of contention:
With a man on third, and a hard throwing pitcher on the mound who was having control problems due to the bug thing, I don't think you call for a curve - a catcher has to know the situation, and Posada blew it in that situation in my view.
If Torre feels comfortable enough making a defensive substitution for Damon in the middle of an inning, why not use the better defensive catcher in the later innings? (I felt bad for Damon BTW)
Why is Matsui still in the lineup against lefty's???
What can be said about this Sunday's game that we don't already know? We are faced with the possibility of the end of the season, and another first round loss in the playoffs. And as I mentioned earlier this week - I simply don't trust Clemens. He's either going to be lights out or be lit up. A glimmer of hope is that the Bombers have pretty good numbers against the next two starting pitchers in Westbrook and Bird.
Game 3 Starts at 6:30.