On Tuesday, Pettitte took the mound against the Cleveland Indians. It was ironically the team that Pettitte broke his leg against last year, so the start meant a little more for the 17-year pro.
Pettitte allowed just five hits and one run through seven innings of work. He also struck out four batters and was once again dominant in the team’s 14-1 win over the Tribe. The veteran was visibly pumped up throughout the game and he looks like a kid again on the mound.
It was Pettitte’s second win of the young season and the southpaw has become the one constant in the team’s rotation. He has only allowed one run through 15 innings of work and currently has an untouchable 1.20 ERA. He may not be a guy that can pile up the K’s, but he can get outs for fantasy owners.
AP has pitched very efficiently and has rarely missed his targets this season. He isn’t hitting over 90 MPH on the radar gun too often, but the 40-year-old is one of the most experienced pitchers in all of baseball. He knows how to read hitters and knows when to work in his breaking pitches.
Pettitte has once again become a reliable fantasy arm and will be a worthy starter each week this season.