Cue collective groan. We learned a bit earlier that Andy Pettitte will miss his scheduled start tomorrow with shoulder fatigue. The Yankees didn’t supply much elaboration beyond the expected line: they expect it to get better with rest. Andy last pitched on Friday, and is on track to start on Monday in Anaheim, giving him nine days’ rest. Joe Girardi hopes that this will “knock it out.” The Yanks have the luxury of being able to skip Pettitte whenever necessary in the season’s final month, so they should take advantage whenever possible.
Chad Gaudin starts tomorrow in his place.