When a Veteran's Command Suddenly Disappears: And a 40-year-old pitcher throws a pitch that is grounded to a 38-year-old shortstop. Well, never mind. Pettitte got out of the inning with only the two runs scoring. It wasn't the two two-out singles that were troubling, but the walk to load the bases -- particularly when the walk was to J.J. Hardy, who, y'know, doesn't. The Orioles didn't capitalize on their opportunity as much as they might have. Now the Yankees will have to be more efficient with their chances.