In the warm confines of the 72 degree Metrodome, five games into the season, the 2007 Yankees starting pitching finally heated up.
“Some days it feels like yesterday, and some days it feels like a lifetime,” Pavano said. “I’m glad to have all that behind me and move forward.”
Not only did Pavano get the win, but he pitched like the pitcher the Yankees envisioned when they signed him to a $40 million deal back in 2004. Allowing two runs, six hits, and no walks, Pavano lasted until the 7th inning giving the Yankees bullpen some much needed rest.
In Pavano’s brief Yankees career, up to last nights victory, Pav had only pitched 7 innings five times in eighteen starts, making last nights victory a great performance to build on. It’s quite clear that last night was a big night not only for Pavano, but for the entire Yankees starting staff as Pav set the bar for Yankees starter expectations.