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Why Andy Pettitte Is the Key to the Yankees’ Postseason Hopes

Pettitte will turn 40 on June 15. He spent 2011 in retirement, watching games on TV.

Pettitte had an extended spring training and then found his groove making several starts for the Yankees Triple-A team in Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

Now, after only four starts since returning to the Bronx, it has become clear that Pettitte might well hold the key to the Yankees' postseason hopes.

He might even be the reason they make the playoffs in the first place.

Even though Pettitte gave up five runs in his most recent start against the Los Angeles Angels, he has provided the stability and consistency that the Yankees' rotation sorely needs.

He is 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA—more than respectable in the hitter-friendly American League. ...

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