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All in the Family

Once again, it was Mariano Rivera closing out a Yankee win. He allowed a bloop base hit to start the 9th inning, walked Raul Ibanez with two men out, but he struck out three batters and earned his 22nd save of the year. It never gets old. We’ve only got a few more months left of him. More than ever, it’s about the now, appreciating the moment.

Which brings us to another oldie but goodie because Andy Pettitte was great today.┬áThe Yanks won, 3-1, thanks to a couple of RBI base hits by Jayson Nix and a fine outing by Pettitte. It’s a memorable day for Andy as this was his 250th career victory. Not only that but the Yanks drafted his kid, Josh.

Nice.

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3 comments

1 thelarmis   ~  Jun 9, 2013 1:34 am

Andrew. Eugene. Pettitte.

Golden. God.

2 RIYank   ~  Jun 9, 2013 4:14 am

"... but he struck out two batters..."

Three, actually. First one looking, second one swinging. My son wanted a third kind of K for the third one, but alas it was just another swinging whiff.

(We decided a foul bunt third strike would be the third kind, in case you're wondering.)

3 joejoejoe   ~  Jun 9, 2013 2:00 pm

Pettitte is awesome when he is dealing but I've never seen anybody win more games being on the edge. I was at a game once where every inning he had a few runners on and he was living on double plays and pickoffs. Then you look up at the scoreboard in the 6th or 7th and he's throwing a 10 hit shutout. That's what I like best about Andy Pettitte. As the man once said, he's got a belly full of guts.

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