Saturday, September 28, 2013
Andy, Andy, Andy
By Andrew Marchand
HOUSTON -- Making his final career start 20 minutes from his home in Deer Park, Texas, Andy Pettitte finished off a five-hitter by retiring J.D. Martinez with the crowd of 37,199 standing on its feet and many chanting his name at Minute Maid Field on Saturday night.
With camera flashes dotting the crowd and two outs in the ninth, Pettitte allowed a single to Chris Carter, bringing Yankees manager Joe Girardi out of the dugout. With the fans thinking he might lift Pettitte, they booed. Instead, Girardi left Pettitte in, and he retired Martinez on a ground ball to third to end the Yankees' 2-1 win.