Derek Jeter forced a grin when he was asked about Andy Pettitte’s performance on Friday night.
“He kept challenging himself,” Jeter said. “He put people on base and always got out of it.”
Pettitte held Cleveland down after leadoff singles in the first, fourth and fifth innings. He also allowed nothing after a leadoff double in the third and leadoff triple in the sixth.
“He was pretty tough,” Jeter said.
The Yankees will need to dig deep to get out of this hole in the American League Division Series.
“This is where we’ve been all year,” Jeter said.
Another challenge starts tonight.