Sep
15

Pettitte to miss start with shoulder fatigue

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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.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Tom Zig

    Yikes.

    • Doug

      not to worry, at least we have AJ ;-)

  • Dela G

    i’m sure its just him being 37 years old

    i hope he does well

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, I really hope he recovers completely in time for the postseason. We need him.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Not good news. But maybe Gaudin will get on a little run here.

  • jsbrendog

    nothing to see here folks…move along..

    ps i love how the fantasy sports day ad on the right has a football, baseball, and uuuuuuuuuuuuge breasted lady in a bikini. ha

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Agreed on both parts of your comment.

    • The Lodge

      Oh yeah. I hadn’t noticed the baseball and football.

    • Riddering

      Well, that is exactly what the typical baseball and/or football female fan looks like. So it’s comforting to see a sidebar ad like that, displaying for the fangirl community the similarities that exist even online.

      I for one applaud fantasy sports advertising for reaching out to women!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yup. Every time the game comes on, my wife is all, “Hey, honey, I’m going to get ready to keep bringing you more beer and pizza, but all that running back and forth between the kitchen and the living room is gonna make me hot and sweaty… I’d better change into my bikini.”

        (keeps dreaming)

        • jsbrendog

          dear future wife,

          for every game you watch with me in your bikini while gettig the beer and stuff I will return 3 hours of your girly shows or movies where i will provide the tissues and wine coolers while making sure to stay completely clothed and not say anything about how sutpid/implausible/annoying/etc any character or plot line is.

          disclaimer: no talking during football games as it nullifies said agreement. even if a football game goes longer than 3 hours you only receive 3 hours compensation. If you decide two movies is your compensation at the third hour I immediately disrobe back to my underwear and continue to make fun of your girly shows.

          • jsbrendog

            edit: this goes for baseball games as well.

            • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/joba-chamberlain-makes-an-amazing-d.jpg Riddering

              You realize for every Yankee/Red Sox game this proverbial girly wife will demand you sit down for a five-hour BBC drama.

              • jsbrendog

                even if a football game goes longer than 3 hours you only receive 3 hours compensation

                that’s why i put this in the original disclaimer. go on. its there. and the edit for baseball games

                • king of fruitless hypotheticals

                  i think you could go hour-for-hour if you equated football games to dinner and a movie (large popcorn/large coke split it and you get the refills–triple bonus), and then her crazy shows to baseball.

                  just make sure you’re allowed to be on a laptop or iphone during her shows.

        • Riddering

          You know, that certainly explains the dearth of commentary from you in game threads.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            This guy knows what I’m talking about…

            • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

              She’s a chick.

              • king of fruitless hypotheticals

                HEH! :)

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                That makes it all the better…

      • jsbrendog

        i thought it was fantasy bikini model daily. i need to see how my team stacks up in my fantasy bikini model league.

        • Riddering

          Let me put it this way: Tomko is a 20-game winner in the fantasy bikini model league.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          i need to see how my team stacks up in my fantasy bikini model league.

          By the looks of your RAB Fantasy Football League showing this week, and last year, you’ve been trying to assemble a fantasy bikini model league this whole time.

          http://www.instantrimshot.com

  • Hand of Abbot

    Had heard this over the weekend from a mutual friend I have with Cashman. Wasn’t sure if I should believe it. On another note, he reported from the same conversation that they were particularly concerned with AJ’s inconsistency.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      On another note, he reported from the same conversation that they were particularly concerned with AJ’s inconsistency.

      Do we really need a friend of Cashman’s to tell us that?

      • Lanny

        Cashmans gardener said it and the word has spread. I’d be joking but I realize how awful the MSM is. There are 15 beat writers following the team and how many stories do they break? They cant even give us clubhouse talk like players ribbing A-Rod with ‘bitch tits’.

  • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

    No bueno.

    Hopefully a little rest will do the trick. After all, he is old and he has pitched 180 innings already.

  • thurdonpaul

    hey, can we get moose back ?

    im kidding :)

    • Lanny

      Whys that a joke?

      • Charlie

        um, cause he’s retired, and he’s not brett favre-esque as far as i can tell

  • Salty Buggah

    PeteAbe:

    “Pettitte said the ache in his shoulder contributed to his poor start on Friday when he lasted only five innings and walked three. But he threw a bullpen yesterday and it felt fine.
    He will not throw again until Friday. So he’ll have nine days between starts and two days completely off. That should help.”

    That’s more comforting.

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      Nice.

    • A.D.

      Much better angle on it

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Confidence Level: Still 10

    • Lanny

      They could start Mitre and your “confidence” would be a 10.

      • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

        positive posse ftw

      • jsbrendog
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You’re right, they could.

        Because all of the rest of September is moot. It’s just a training exercise.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        They could start Mitre and your “confidence” would be a 10.

        Wait, what are we talking about? That other thing? Because yes, Lanny, it is a 10.

        http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

        • Lanny

          I’ll be specific for the positive posse. They could start Mitre in game 1 vs Verlander and Eric would have his “confidence” at a solid 10.

          Nothing wrong with it. Just not dealing with reality.

          • jsbrendog

            not…dealing…with…reality….is having 3 different names on a blog you comment under, having them each say the same stuff and be the same person and continuing to keep up the charade even after everyone knows you and you have been outed…

            ha ha charade you are.

            • jsbrendog

              i would just love it if sal/bo/lanny was mike/joe/ben

              • Lanny

                I’ll try to make lame movie quotes/responses and personally attack people like you do in the future, Brenddog.

                • Tom Zig

                  incorrect and irrelevant characterizations…ftw

                • jsbrendog

                  personally attack people? lame movie quotes?

                  i would be one of the least movie quoting people here. i play along but i dont usually know where they come from let alone make them

                  unless it’s anchorman.

                  you know what. im not even oging to bother doing this with you. its just not worth it on any day.

                • Lanny

                  You clutter every thread with lame movie quotes. You only post to attack people. There are examples on every thread here and as more people start checking out the blog I think those things will be the first things to go. Because people dont come here to be inside jokes. They come to talk Yankees and baseball.

                  I’d love to hear you actually say anything about baseball. Even Eric actually posts something baseball oriented now and again. You just shout people down that you dont agree with just to cause trouble.

                  Good luck with that

                • jsbrendog

                  yup. i always use movie quotes, i dont ever talk baseball, and all i ever do is attack people. and all three of those according to you are inside jokes.

                  i must not be a yankee fan then.

                • Tom Zig

                  Lanny, now you’re the one doing the personal attacks.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Jealousy is a bitch, ain’t it?

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Right because he definitely said and meant that, Lanny.

            • Lanny

              I hope you’re kidding because one cannot be that thick. I guess sarcasm goes right over the positive posses head.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Yes Lanny I was joking.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well yeah because they are still the best team in baseball.

  • Riddering

    I’m kind of disappointed it wasn’t his groin.

    Do you think Girardi will be as diligent inquiring into the state of Pettitte’s shoulder as he is with Mariano’s groin?

    I pray so.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68http://riveraveblues.com/2009/09/assessing-brackmans-season-part-i-16790/#comment-579681 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • Free Mike Vick

    i’m not worried…and while some will go all Francesa on us and say SEASON OVER! Pettitte says he threw a pen and it felt fine.

    plus…face it folks…if Pettitte was in real trouble…the yankees wouldn’t pencil him in for Monday…they would shut him down.

    • Doug

      when i throw a pen it feels fine too. it’s when i throw a baseball when the trouble begins ;-)

      • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

        Andy said he’s throwing on Friday AND Saturday, so we’ll get to see how he feels then.

        I’m not worried, nor will I fall victim to Francesa’s alarmism.

        • A.D.

          Generally whatever the opposite of what Francesa is saying is the way to go

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Yup, Fatceseca is already signing the Yankees death warrent on his crappy show as we type. I swear he angers me so much whenever this fat bum states he is a Yankee fan. There is nothing more painful on the YES network than when that ball of lard does his show.

      Damn, keep the spirits high and alive Universe, Andy will be fine. All he needs is a little rest and his barely fatigued shoulder will be as good as a 37 year old shoulder can feel.

      If anything this might signal the end of the opportunity of having Andy pitch twice in the ALDS and thrust A.J. further into the game 2 limelight.

      Unfortunatley, unlike TSJC, my confidence level has dipped from 8 to a 7.8.

      • Free Mike Vick

        Francesa has written the yankees off like 8 times this season from my count….3 of of those times came after Yankee wins!!!

        plus…not 2 years ago Fatcesa said he would take the little gurl with the curl over any other QB in ALL OF THE NFL except for Tom Brady……………………the little gurl with the curl was Jake Delhommme!

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    Andy please be okay. :(

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Says the Girl Who Loved Andy Pettitte.

  • jsbrendog

    the only way this bothers me is if he still feels it during/after his next start. until then it like whatevah yo

  • Doug

    and that small collective sigh of relief you heard was from the steinbrenners, knowing they just saved $750K on pettitte’s IP bonuses.

  • e mills

    I’ll go the conspiracy theory route and say that this is a ploy to set up the playoff rotation w/o tipping their hand

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    I blame Ben for his Tanks staying healthy post.

    Since then, D-Rob and now Pettitte.

    Thanks alot, jerkface.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      +60

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