YANKEES - Andy Pettitte
"I just try to simplify it, whether it's a clincher, whether we'd been down, 2-0. I can't do anything else except go out and make my pitches. I can't really control anything other than that, so why worry about it?"
- 2009 Regular Season - 14-8, 32 GS, 4.16 ERA
- Pettitte has gone 2-and-0 through 3 games in the postseason with a low ERA of 2.37.
- Andy Pettitte is the winningest pitcher in postseason history, clinching the record number 16 win to clinch the ALCS, in his only 2 career starts in Citizens Bank Park he’s 1-and-0 with a 0.75 ERA.
- Jayson Werth, 1-for-13 with 5 K
- Carlos Ruiz, 2-for-3, HR
"I actually feel great right now."
- A loosing 2009 Regular Season for Hamels - 10-11, 32 GS, 4.32 ERA
- Hamels has 1 win and 1 loss through 3 games during the postseason with a high ERA of 6.75.
- Cole Hamels recorded a no decision in his only start against the Yankees in 2009, but he had an ERA of 3.00, the biggest concern for Hamels is the fact that he’s allowed 6 HRs in 3 playoff starts.
- Alex Rodriguez, 0-for-4
- Johnny Damon, 3-for-5, 2B
COMMENTARY: Will it be Trick or Treat for Yankee batters on a cloudy Halloween night at Citizens Bank Park? Can Hamels keep it in the yard, or will Pettitte add to his postseason luster with win number 17? As almost a full moon peeks over the clouds, one thing is certain, tonight can be a wild one.