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Pettitte dodges Father Time again

After three subpar starts, the 40-year-old found his cutter and pulled out a big win

Updated: May 12, 2013, 9:55 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The question has been hanging in the air for the past three weeks or so, unasked and perhaps more ominously, unanswered:

Had age finally caught up to Andy Pettitte?

After all, Pettitte had been brilliant in his first three starts of the season and increasingly ineffective in his next three, and with each bad outing, Pettitte's perplexity seemed more obvious and the doubts, while unspoken, seemed to grow stronger.

It wasn't so much that ...

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