Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pettitte brilliant in career finale win over Astros

Tonight, Andy Pettitte ended his career the best possible way he could've: with a complete game for the Yankees against the only other team he's ever played for, the Houston Astros. In his nine innings of work, the future hall of Famer gave up just 5 hits and a run while striking out 5, leading the Bombers to a 2-1 victory. The win improved the final seasonal record he'll ever have to the .500 mark of 11-11, helping him avoid what would've been the first losing season of his career. This game was simply incredible to watch. One day, me and everybody else who watched this will definitely tell their grand kids about the great way Andy Petitte ended his career. I am very glad I got to see him play baseball.

In the year 2008, when the Yankees were in my hometown of Kansas City, I saw Andy throw a complete game exactly like this one: a full nine innings and one run. So far, that has been my second best memory of Yankees baseball to seeing A-Rod's 600th homer in 2010. But it was still one I'll treasure. Thank you so much Andy for making each of our lives' a little bit better, for giving us good nights to bad days, and for giving us a thrill of joy when you announced your unretirement last spring training. In my life, you have been my favorite Yankees pitcher. From everybody here at TGP, I say good luck to you in the rest of your life and make sure your son Josh one day makes it to the field in the Bronx. That would definitely be something.  

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