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Pettitte to the rescue for Yankees?

The 40-year-old hasn't pitched since June, but he knows all about September

Updated: September 19, 2012, 6:12 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

After 146 games, asking Andy Pettitte to step in and save the Yankees' season because of his success in past Octobers feels a bit like asking Reggie Jackson to bail out the offense based on a great day he had in a World Series played 35 years ago.

And yet if there is one pitcher the Yankees can probably count on to remain steady through this final stretch of games, and whatever lies beyond, it is Pettitte -- even at 40 years old and with a repertoire that these days is more Freddy ...

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