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11-03-2009, 12:16 PM
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Terence Peterman
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Runners on base, the lack thereof, has killed us.

I don't know that they'll pitch around Utley. Utley is getting pitches to hit because the Yankees decided they weren't going to let Howard beat 'em. Unfortunately for us, Howard remains a somewhat impatient hitter, and rather than letting them throw him pitches in the dirt and walk...he's been chasing a lot of bad breaking balls.

All that being said, Pettite made Utley, Howard, and Ibanez look stupid the other night for the most part...they need to adjust and get some hits off of him.
This is what about I'm most concerned. The adjustments the hitters have to make for Pettitte won't be as easy as the ones they made with Burnett.

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