New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has announced that 39 year old left handed pitcher Andy Pettitte will start Sunday afternoon’s home game against … the Seattle Mariners. Given their lineup’s anemic offense, pitching against the Mariners is sort of like that scene from Jurassic Park where the mother dinosaur breaks the bad guy’s legs and let’s her baby dinosaur feed on him.
That’s likely good news for Pettitte who made four starts during his get-in-game-shape stint through the Minor Leagues, allowing 10 runs to score over 17 innings, while striking out 13 and walking only three. This will be his first start at the Major League level since a 2010 playoff appearance against the Texas Rangers.
Considering his age and time away from the game, Yankees fans would likely do well to temper their expectations. Yeah, good luck with that.