3/02/2008 09:06:00 PM

Pettite Strong In First Appearance

Posted by Mark McCray |

Making his Grapefruit League debut against the Phillies, Andy Pettitte threw two scoreless innings in the Yankees' 7-7 tie on Sunday, enjoying a warm reception in New York's first home exhibition game against Major League competition.

"He didn't look sharp the first inning, and you don't expect him to the first time out," manager Joe Girardi said. "But the second inning, he looked really sharp. The sinker was outstanding and he mixed in a couple of curveballs and changeups. Everything was down.

Pettitte struck out one, walked one, picked off a runner with his trademark pick off move and induced an inning-ending double play in the first. He threw 13 of 21 pitches for strikes.

“All in all, I was real happy,” he said. “It definitely was a good day.”

Jason Giambi had four RBIs for the Yankees. He hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels in the first and added an RBI double in the third.

Check out the box score in the posting below for more detail.

Thanks to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com and Yahoo! Sports for contributing for this breakdown of the game.

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