Aug
27

Pettitte feels fine after bullpen session

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Via Marc Carig, Andy Pettitte felt fine during his 25-pitch bullpen session today, though he did not throw with maximum effort. His next throwing session will come either Sunday or Monday.

With any luck, Andy will be able to throw with full effort next time around, which should put him in a position to throw a simulated game and then a rehab start a two. The minor league season ends in less than two weeks, so chances are he’ll have to make any rehab starts during the playoffs. That would be a pretty nice boost for the minor leaguers, no?

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • http://www.jefflevyphoto.com Jeff Levy

    Now thats some good news to my ears. The Yankees need him to come back strong.

  • theyankeewarrior

    aaaaaaand exhale

  • Chris

    That would be a pretty nice boost for the minor leaguers, no?

    We all know Pettitte is money in the playoffs.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Season not over. Phew.

  • rek4gehrig

    Delirious, ecstatic, beside myself, over the moon.

    Bexy..Andy is Ok down there :-)

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Andy is Ok down there

      TWSS.

      • David (In Seattle)

        “Andy is Ok down there”

        TWBS

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Bexy..Andy is Ok down there

      Oh don’t I know it

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    A big step in the right direction.

    although i don’t think we should go dancing in the streets yet. Was just 25 pitches and not at full effort. As mike says hopefully the next session is full effort and then we can really start cooking with gas.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      But Jon Heyman said the season rested on the outcome of today’s side session. Now I’m confused, Heyman never steers me wrong.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        Jon Heyman also said the world is going to end in 2012.

        /may have made that last part up’d

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      although i don’t think we should go dancing in the streets yet.

      Bah. (puts shirt back on)

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RrdwElnTU

    Gooooood news.

    I danced around my house a bit but agreed with those that said it wasn’t full effort. Still, it’s much better news than a setback. And he said he was losing sleep over it, which is ADORABLE. :3

    • Josh S

      Andy said he was losing sleep over it?

      /Airplane 2′d

  • Poopy Pants

    Good news.

  • MikeD

    MEMO FROM: NY Yankees

    MEMO TO: Scranton

    The guys up here feel real bad and all about taking away your best starting pitcher, Ivan Nova, right as you start your playoffs. We have a guy hanging around here, Andy Pettitte, who might be able to help. Be there soon.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      PS: If Ivan took all of his needles with him, Andy has his own supply.

      • MikeD

        What to say about a little B-12 sharing among teammates? I mean, it worked out for for Miguel Tejada and Rafael Palmeiro.

        • http://www.twitter.com/astrophunq Dax J.

          C’mon dude! Give him a break! Remember he said he didn’t use any substances, period.

          Wait.. what?

      • SteveD

        ouch!!!

  • miami frank

    I don’t like the idea of rehabing during a playoff game. There might be an atmoshere more to win than to just throw pitches to get healthy.

    • MikeD

      Andy won’t view it as a playoff game. He’ll view it as a AAA game!