What's rather amazing is that this type of competitive performance is nothing new. Pettitte has accumulated 19 postseason wins during his career because of his consistency. Abnormal rest and playing conditions simply don't deter him from doing what he does best -- give the team a chance to win.
|13 Seasons (30 Series)||19||10||.655||3.83||263.0||271||116||112||31||72||173||1.304||9.3||1.1||2.5||5.9||2.40|
I realize there isn't a whole lot of consolation to be found in a loss, especially a tough one in the American League Championship Series. However, I think the reality of the situation is pretty straightforward. A.J. Burnett will take the mound tonight while the rest of us consult our favorite astrological signs for a glimpse at the outcome. CC Sabathia will have a chance at redemption. And depending on the progress of the series, there's a chance Andy Pettitte will come back for seconds. If it gets to that point, I'll take my chances. After all, he's proven time and time again that he's capable of delivering when the team needs him most.