Five strikeouts and one pickoff in the first two innings, against the only team that may be be experiencing more turmoil via the media than the Yankees. I am not sure how well Pettitte will pitch this season, as I was a little skeptical going into the year (not that he would be bad, but that he might be less than what he has been). But right now he is dominating in a game that was built around Johan pitching in the Bronx. He IS a gamer.
Note: In 2005, a run scored 86% of the time, when there were runners at second and third with nobody out. The play at the plate was very close, but with no one out, Damon should not have been sent. Because to me it isn’t really whether he is safe or out, in a situation like this, it is how close the play is at the plate.
Edit: I spelled “Pettitte” wrong.