Another day, another Yankee great hangs them up. Andy Pettitte said he left everything put on the mound this year, well he wasn’t kidding.
In his final start, the 41-year-old threw his first complete game since 2006. Pettitte finishes off his final season at 11-11 with a 3.74 ERA. The lefty has never finished below .500 in his career, and he goes out on about as high a note as you can go. The bombers best pitcher the final 8 weeks, he reeled off 9 straight quality starts to end the year. Pettitte threw a season high in pitches, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits. And he did it front of the fans of the only other team he ever played for, the Houston Astros.
Pettitte leaves as the 3rd winningest pitcher in yankees history behind Whitey Ford and Red Ruffing with 219. He also leaves the league leader in wins in the postseason with 19.
Robinson Cano drove in the first run in the 6th, than Eduardo Nunez scored the go-ahead run on an Astro throwing error.
With just one game left on the 2013 schedule, youngster David Huff gets the start, with the yankees looking to sweep and end this strange and down year on a high note.k