Saturday, August 18, 2007


Andy Pettitte controlled the game and Andy Phillips put it away.

Pettitte has been doing this forever: Delivering his best when his team needs it the most.

Phillips is just getting the hang of it. He drove a double into the left-centerfield gap that scored two runs in the sixth inning. It was more than enough for Pettitte.

Every win is big in a pennant race, but this one felt a bit bigger. Maybe it was because it came against the Tigers who knock us out last year. Or maybe it was more about having Pettitte back on the mound. Or maybe it was just watching Phillips pull into second base, clap his hands and stare into the belly of the Stadium on a night that belonged to him.

And to Pettitte.

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