Seriously, Kevin Millwood? Eh, the Yankees won two out of three. That’s the important thing. Just keep winning series.
I’m sorry but Kevin Millwood? He’s usually awful and the Yankees were baffled by him today. It was so frustrating. No, I’m going to be positive.
Okay, enough of about him. Let’s talk about the other pitcher, number 46, Andy Pettitte. Yes, I know, he lost, I was there but let me tell you, it was very exciting to see him pitching again. The result may not have been positive but I think when he gets more innings under his belt, he should be fine and can help the starting rotation.
He looked sharp for the first three plus innings and then ran into trouble the third time through the lineup. Of course it also didn’t help that the ump called ball four on Jesus Montero which could have been called a strike and ended the top of the fourth instead, Montero was on base when Justin Smoak – that pain in the ass – hit a home run to left.
Here’s his first pitch. (It’s a phone shot so I apologize for how blurry it is):
The ovation he got before the game was great. They showed Pettitte in the bullpen warming up on the big screen in centerfield and the crowd roared. I was clapping excitedly like a seal. I’m being serious, it’s how I clap when I’m that excited about something.
The fans weren’t the only ones excited. So was Nick Swisher:
”I thought it was so awesome. I was so excited. I know we lost today and that’s what a lot of people are going to focus on – I could really care less about that,” Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher said. ”We got our boy back.”