Posted by Steve Lombardi on June 14, 2007
Andy Pettitte pitched a strong ballgame for the Yankees today in the Bronx: 8 innings, 1 run allowed, and on just 101 pitches.
And, this got me thinking:
How many times, have the Yankees, won a game in the Bronx, under Joe Torre, where their pitchers worked really hard for a win in a 9-inning game where they did not give up a lot of runs? To that end, I turned to the B-R PI Team Pitching Gamelog Finder and asked it show me: "From 1996 to 2007, Playing for NYY, Team Won, At Home, requiring Pitches >= 180, IP=9, and R<=3)" and the result was just two games:
Orlando Hernandez and Al Leiter? Any Yankees fans shocked by this?