Pettitte to miss start with shoulder fatigue


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


  1. Dela G says:

    i’m sure its just him being 37 years old

    i hope he does well

  2. Salty Buggah says:

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

  3. Mattingly's Love Child says:

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

  4. jsbrendog says:

    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

  5. Hand of Abbot says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

        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’.

  6. No bueno.

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

  7. thurdonpaul says:

    hey, can we get moose back ?

    im kidding :)

  8. Salty Buggah says:


    “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.

  9. Riddering says:

    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.

  10. Free Mike Vick says:

    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 says:

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

    • PinstripesForeverDougie says:

      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 says:

        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!

  11. leokitty says:

    Andy please be okay. :(

  12. jsbrendog says:

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

  13. Doug says:

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

  14. e mills says:

    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

  15. Mike Pop says:

    I blame Ben for his Tanks staying healthy post.

    Since then, D-Rob and now Pettitte.

    Thanks alot, jerkface.

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