For me watching Andy Pettitte is a deal with the Devil. I really despise him and his buddy Steriod Boy. Also he’s one of those over paid and over rated mercenaries that attach themselves to the Yankees like leeches so they can get famous and then leave at the first better offer only to come slinking back in the twilight of their career when they’re all washed up and no one else will have them.
Pettitte has spent almost all season on the disabled list and despite his carefully orchestrated come back is really a crap shoot. Nobody knows how he will play or how long he will last. His record this year is 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA.
Contrasting with the 40 year old (thanks to Roger’s Jungle Juice) veteran is rookie Wei-Yin Chen (12 – 11, 4.02 ERA). He hasn’t performed well in his last starts, but he does better with longer rest and it’s been 6 days. Showalter almost has to pitch him or he’ll get stale.
The Orioles find themselves in the same position as every other team that lost their first game at home (Cardinals, Giants, As). They are in a “must win” situation or they will face elimination every game they play away. Of that group only the Cardinals have (as I write) eliminated that advantage, we shall see how the Orioles fare.
Be careful in your deals with the devil.
Whatever Lola wants. Lola gets.