With the Yankees playoff hopes fading with each defeat in the final couple of weeks, it's starting to look like there will be no October baseball for the Bronx Bombers this year, as there are too many teams with better records and just better chances of getting to the playoffs than they do.
Which means if the Yankees don't make it to the postseason, Pettitte's final start of his legendary career will be made on Saturday against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, a place he knows well considering he pitched there for three seasons from 2004-2006.
"FWIW, Cashman doesn't plan to call Pettitte this winter. “I know that I won’t be able to convince him like I’ve done in the past,” he said," he tweeted.
Pettitte retired after the 2010 season and Cashman had spoken to him during the 2011 season about making a comeback in the year, in which he said no. Pettitte did however come down to Tampa as a special guest instructor to spring training in March of 2012, in which he decided to come out of retirement and signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal for the 2012 season, the first of two seasons where Pettitte pitched for the Yankees in a quest to win a sixth championship.
Pettitte is currently 10-11 with a 3.88 ERA in 29 starts for the Yankees with 123 strikeouts in 176.1 innings and is a career 255-153 with 19 postseason wins and five World Series championships.
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