Andy Pettitte and the Yanks fell on their butts last night against Tampa, their second immensely sloppy effort in as many tries. Pettiitte was anything but sharp, going but 4 innings before he was pulled with 2 men on (a pair of infield hits) in the fifth, with no outs. Scott Proctor allowed both runners to score. Pettitte and Posada, despite their history, looked as if they’d never worked together before. After the Yanks came back to tie the game, Luis Vizcaino coughed the lead back up on a wild pitch (he got the loss, and now has both Yankee decisions). There were 3 errors (2 from Jeter, though Minky arguably could have saved him 1), 3 wild pitches, and a passed ball. In the eighth, the Yanks wasted an out on a failed bunt, and Alex popped to second with the bases loaded, adding to the tabloid fodder. It was cold and there were snow flurries, but there’s really no excuse for laying such an egg—the Rays faced the same conditions. It’s not the first season this team has come out of the gate looking a bit rough around the edges. April baseball can be sloppy. But we’re hoping tonight is something more aesthetically appealing. No team, however loaded, is going to do much if they commit 3 errors per game.