After yesterday’s game, several of the Angels commented about how good Andy Pettitte has looked in his two starts against them. Some of the plaudits may have been a little over the top, but the numbers to back up their glowing praise. Even though a relatively low BABIP of .276 does suggest a little bit of luck, Pettitte has done three things that usually bode well for a pitcher: throw strikes, keep the ball in the park and get more ground balls.
It remains to be seen whether he can maintain this high level of performance, but in the meantime he is enjoying one of the finest starts of his career. With one more April start left against the White Sox on Friday, here is how Andy’s April splits as a starter stack up over his career.