The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays continue to battle atop the American League East. As New York heads to Tropicana Field tonight to start a three game series with the Rays, the Yankees hold a 1/2 game lead in the division. The two teams will play seven times in the next two weeks.
The Yankees left hander has started 40 postseason games in his Major League career. In those games, Andy Pettitte is 18-9 with a 3.90 ERA. He also has five World Series rings. How could a pitcher with that resume feel a responsibility to a minor league team?
Since being moved to the bullpen to work on mechanics, the performance of Javier Vazquez has performed. The Yankees are now seeing the type of pitcher they thought they were getting last offseason. His performance has improved enough for the righty to get another shot in the starting rotation.
The New York Yankees have some big pitching concerns and for once it's not the bullpen. The starting rotation has been a major question mark and concern lately. So much so that many Yankees fans are not confident in this teams chances in the playoffs, if they make it.
The team with the best record in baseball has some major issues as the calendar approaches September. The Yankees remain atop the American League East, leading the Rays by one game. They do however have some issues and I've noticed many fans becoming concerned.