A(n almost) Perfect Situation

Monday, August 31, 2009

Yankees 5 10 1
Orioles 1 3 1

WP: Pettitte (12-6)
LP: Guthrie (9-13)
S: Rivera (37)

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Andy Pettitte. When you take a perfect game into the 7th inning, it's a pretty safe bet that you win the Player of the Game. The lefty went 8 innings, allowing only 1 run on 2 hits, while striking out 8.

PLAY OF THE GAME: I hate to give him an award, but Jerry Harriston Jr.'s barehanded play that , at the time, saved the perfect game. He would then go on to blow it in the 7th inning.

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME: Nick Swisher's solo home run in the 3rd inning that gave Andy Pettitte all the breathing room he needed.


  • Yankees pitchers in the last 3 days: 4 runs, 13 hits, 3 walks. That's how winning streaks are made.
  • 3 of the bottom four hitters in the order (Cano, Swisher, Melky) pick up 7 hits, 4 RBI's and 2 runs.
  • Girardi showed that he has absolutely no trust in Brian Bruney. As soon as he got into a little trouble, the Skipper went to Mo. Hopefully Bruney can pull it together soon.
  • As much as people (like me) are going to hate Harriston for the next couple of days, it's just an error. It happens and there's nothing anyone can do about it now. And Pettitte would have given up the Perfect Game anyway (if you believe in the fallacy of the predetermined outcome. HA!)
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