Jack takes his oral exams today to find out if he has the kung-fu skills to defeat the dragon master. I mean... to see if he knows enough about statistics. Good luck, buddy.
In honor of Jack's big day, Pettitte has thrown 6 innings of no-hit ball. J.D. Drew hit a solo homer with one out in the sixth to break it up and tie the game at 1-1. Ausmus has two monstrous doubles, the first of which drove in Lane, who (guess what?) walked. Palmeiro hit for Pettitte (who had thrown 101) in the bottom of the seventh with two on and two out, but grounded to first. Wheeler allowed a leadoff single to Mueller in the eighth, but set down the next three batters in order. Top of the order up in the bottom of the eighth!