Andy Pettitte is the encapsulated version of the Yankees’ season so far. He’s 5-5 with an ERA that easily rounds to 5. He faces Joe Blanton in the rubber game at the Coliseum in Oaktown tonight as the Yankees struggle to overcome the nature of things in this dimension: hotter moving to cooler, liquids seeking level, differentials in charge moving along the path of least resistance. It’s that timeless struggle to overcome maddeningly mediocre pitching and hitting.
After tonight’s game we’re on to Pettitte’s hometown of Houston and then to the lowly Padres, where we get to watch pitchers not hit with the same alacrity too many of the Yankee position nine cherish. Screw this metaphysical “balance-of-the-universe” crap: .500 sucks. Comment away.