As the Andy Pettitte saga turns

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Yanks notes for this Friday afternoon

Late yesterday afternoon, Mike reported the news, via Mark Feinsand, that Andy Pettitte may miss his next start. Well, when word of Feinsand’s story hit the Yankees’ clubhouse, both Andy Pettitte and Joe Girardi issued denials, and now the story is different. As Feinsand writes in his updated post, Pettitte will start on Sunday but could earn himself an extra day of rest the next time through the rotation. Clearly, Pettitte isn’t 100 percent; his post-All Star Break numbers are terrible, and he could be suffering from the ever-popular fatigue. We’ll see how this one develops, but the Yanks can ill afford to lose Pettitte right now.

Moose, ’pen silence Texas offense in Arlington
Yanks notes for this Friday afternoon
  • MD

    Andy said earlier this year that he’s pitching until his arm falls off, and not worried about next year…….guts

  • Setty

    Andy with a dead arm is better than any option we’d have to take his place, given all the other injuries. So for everyone who’s been bashing Andy for his past 2 starts, maybe you should give him some respect for gutting it out when “the team needs him the most”

    • bklynJT

      This staff is in trouble when 14 runs over his last 2 starts is better than anything else we can put out there…

      • Setty

        Well 4 starters in the rotation have gone down this year, so I’d say you’re accurate in your observation that the staff is in trouble. You’d rather have a healthy Rasner than a 75% Andy? I’ll take Andy all day every day

  • Dylan

    So let me get this straight… Kennedy, Hughes, Joba, Wang, and Petitte are all kinda hurt/recovering all at the same time…

    and Pavano :)

    • Chris A

      and bruney…

      Doesnt it seem like the yankees lead the league in injuries, year after year? What gives?

      • steve (different one)

        Girardi made them run in spring training.

    • radnom

      That by itself is a pretty good rotation.

      I bet we are totally dominating the rehab circuit.

  • scott

    somebody get some HGH….or just trade for paul byrd and he can bring andy some more of the stuff.

  • scott

    waiting for suzyn waldman to cream herself as she makes the announcement the yankees have just signed david wells.

    • steve (different one)

      thanks for that image. now gauging my eyes out….almost finished….

      oasfahksghrhgeakjrgherkjgehkjgheknmvdvmb

    • Setty

      Of all the dramatic things I’ve evah seen, Boomah is standing in George’s bawx, and Boomah is comin back! Well, there ya go Jawn, there’s your 5th stahhtahh right there!

      • Dylan

        hahaha

    • http://2009 Haggs

      Good thing she’s not a Jets announcer. She’d be in intensive care.

  • yanks99

    who is this petitte guy who keeps getting injured. bring up pavano.

  • 27 this year

    At least, our minor league teams get major leaguers to pitch for them down the stretch.

  • Adrian-Retire21

    Hopefully we don’t bring back Pettitte.He’s elbow has caused him to be in the DL every year for the last three years.Ad against bad teams he looks like a Ace.But contending teams or AL East teams he’s bad.

    I love Pettitte but we need to replace him with someone who won’t end up on the DL.

    • steve (different one)

      Hopefully we don’t bring back Pettitte.He’s elbow has caused him to be in the DL every year for the last three years.

      well, except for the small fact that he hasn’t been on the DL with elbow trouble in any of those 3 years, the rest of what you said is true.

      • radnom

        Also the part where he never pitches well against contending teams.

        But everything else, pure gold.

    • MD

      Hey Yo, Adrian……………..a little casual with the facts…..

  • Rob_in_CT

    This team is a MASH unit. That they’re in it at all is pretty amazing.