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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Game recap: Yankees at Blue Jays 5/29/07

Another great start from Andy Pettitte was wasted Tuesday night as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays by a score of 3-2. This is becoming all-too-familiar for the Yankees left-hander.

In his four losses, Pettitte has pitched poorly in only one of them. In his other three losses, he has gone at least seven innings, giving up no more than three runs. The vaunted Yankee offense should be able to overcome such a deficit.

The Yankees only scored two runs tonight in support of Pettitte. The Blue Jays were able to break a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning on an Aaron Hill steal of home. The Yankees were then able to tie the score again after two Blue Jay errors.

Trouble occurred again in the eighth, when Pettitte gave up a leadoff double to Adam Lind. Jason McDonald then sacrificed him over to third with one out. He was driven home on a sacrifice fly by Alex Rios. Between the bunt and the sacrifice fly, Joe Torre took Pettitte out in favor of Scott Proctor. The more logical move would have been to bring in Brian Bruney, who is averaging one strikeout per inning, meaning his K/9 is 9.00, while Proctor's is only 5.47.

Jeremy Accardo (1-0) was awarded the win for the Blue Jays tonight, pitching 1 2-3 innings. Starter Shaun Marcum gave the Jays a solid, six inning effort.

Pettitte lowered his ERA from 2.66 to 2.51 with his solid start tonight but fell to 3-4 on the season.

The Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays tonight by a score of 14-2. The Boston score is irrelevant to Yankee fans. At least they won't have sole position of last place due to the Devil Rays losing.

Tyler Clippard goes for the Yankees tomorrow night to prevent this losing streak from continuing.

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