Jul
05

Pettitte replaces Buchholz on All Star Game roster

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Via Bryan Hoch, Andy Pettitte has replaced Clay Buchholz on the AL All Star Game roster because the latter has been placed on the disabled list with a hamstring issue. Joe Girardi had no say on this move since Buchholz was elected to the game by the player’s vote. The next highest vote getter simply took his spot, and it happened to be Pettitte. Girardi will have to name a replacement for CC Sabathia, who is scheduled to pitch on Sunday and is therefor ineligible to play in the game.

Pettitte makes seven Yankee All Stars, the most of any team. This will be his third trip to the mid-summer classic, and his first since 2001. Hard to believe that Pettitte has more top five finishes in the Cy Young voting than All Star Game appearances.

Categories : All Star Game, Asides

16 Comments»

  1. Pat D says:

    So does this mean Girardi takes Weaver in place of Sabathia and Angels fans can stop whining? Doesn’t Weaver pitch Sunday, too?

  2. Doug says:

    better late than never for andy. should have been there to being with.

    jered weaver ought to be sabathia’s replacement.

  3. Paul Canales says:

    Wow, 7 Yanks on the all star team. How lovely.

  4. Captain Bawls says:

    Even if Weaver wasn’t pitching, Liriano would be my pick.
    Liriano’s WAR: 4.2
    Weaver’s WAR: 3.2

    • Doug says:

      yeah, but weaver would’ve been the choice b/c he leads liriano in all the categories that most people follow: more wins, fewer losses, lower era, lower whip, more k’s, fewer walks, fewer hits

  5. Sleepykarl says:

    We need Chan Ho to be Swish’s walking billboard like he was last year for Victorino.

  6. bexarama says:

    It was obvious he was going once I figured out what Joe was doing with the whole CC-pitches-Sunday-so-Andy-will-replace-him thing but it’s nice to have it be official :) Yay Andy.

  7. 28 this year says:

    well, trevor cahill has to be replaced as well and jennings said that girardi said that he won’t necessarily replace him with an Athletic. That means Liriano and Hernandez along with Weaver with the bait and switch could all be named.

  8. JZN says:

    King Felix should replace Sabathia

  9. Tom Zig says:

    Is there a record for most All Stars being selected from one team?

    If Swisher makes it, that’s 8. Gee golly.

  10. optimalclarity says:

    Let’s get Swish on there too. Total domination.

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