Pettitte’s simulated start pushed back a day

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According to the NY Post, Andy Pettitte will not throw his scheduled simulated game today. He was experiencing a tight hip flexor. The upshot: the start is moved back just one day. Presumably that would move back his rehab start in Trenton to Wednesday. But we’ll fill in those details as we get them.

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

    As I said: someone tell me not to panic please.

    (Also, Pettitte scratched from simulated action. OIC.)

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

      They updated that article from the first time I read it. It’s because he has a tight hip flexor but Cashman’s saying he’s not concerned.

      (weeps openly anyway)

      • http://twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

        Cashman said he was not concerned about the setback and that Pettitte would throw in the simulated game on Friday.

        Emphasis mine

    • thurdonpaul

      Bexy, dont panic, take a couple of deep breaths.

  • Jon Sherick

    At this point, a setback is not what we need as Yankee fans. If he can pitch in October, I’d say good chance they win.

    • blazini

      awesome point Jon!!

      • Jon Sherick

        Thanks blazini, you sound like an intelligent person. Perhaps you can help me understand advanced metrics like OBP and WHIP. I can’t seem to grasp these concepts on my own. I guess I’m just a little slow mentally, haha.

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

          I have no idea who’s being serious and who’s being sarcastic in this little back and forth.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

            If I told you they were the same person, would you be shocked?

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

              Please tell me you’re joking. Please.

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                Wish I could. They are one and the same.

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

                  People scare me.

                  • Jose the Satirist

                    Shirley Mason is now a regular poster here.

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

                  That is hilarious and bizarre.

                  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                    Blazini out!

                    • Jose the Satirist

                      That should be your pothead nickname. The Great Blazini.

                    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                      I have a friend who has me in his phone as Smokey McPot.

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

                      Sir-Smoke-A-Lot: Lemme got a pound of your sweetest cheeba.
                      Thurgood: Oh, man, something TOLD ME to bring a lot of weed!!

                • Apollo22237

                  After tsjc said he didn’t know who was sarcastic or not I read the posts again. Then I went down the line to find out they are the same person.
                  I’m not even sure what to think or how to react.

                • Apollo22237

                  Joe, Mike, and Ben are really the same person aren’t they… We have been duped.

                  • Esteban

                    Have you ever seen them in the same room at the same time?

                    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                      Anyone who as at the FanGraphs event did :)

                • Carlosologist

                  Insanity. I don’t even know what to say.

                • Sam P.

                  Now, now, they COULD be two different people who happen to be behind the same firewall at work AND happen to be having a conversation back and forth, but it LOOKS like they’re the same person since the connected IP address matches up. Haha.

                  You just can’t predict technology! Or baseball, for that matter.

                  • blazini

                    we have a winner!!! late afternoon office hijinx…apologies, but bonus points for the sterling reference, well done

                  • Jon Sherick

                    I also apologize. If anyone gives you a prediction…LAUGH AT THEM. Who would have predicted this!?

                • Esteban

                  This is one of the most hilarious turn of events to ever happen at RAB. I thank you, the great Blazini.

        • blazini

          Perhaps. Besides, i’m not sure what the big deal is, the Yankees will probably win the simulated game without Pettitte anyway

          • Jon Sherick

            Thanks! Good point too about the simulated game. They probably let them win all of them!

            • blazini

              In all seriousness though, the yanks have a light schedule over the next 10 days or so with KC, Det, and Sea, why rush him anyway? The more rest he gets now, the more frickety fresh he’ll be later on…blazini, Out!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Oh man. Please say this is a good thing.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      I don’t think we need to panic. it could be nothing. He could throw tomorrow and everything be perfectly fine.

      but i don’t see how this news could be considered a “good thing”

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        If he’s not set back then why doesn’t that qualify as a ‘good thing?’

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          I guess if its not a set back its a good thing…but the fact that he has been pushed back at all wouldn’t be a “good thing” in my book.

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

      Please say this is a good thing.

      This is a good thing.

  • crawdaddie

    Let’s remember it’s raining in Tampa with the GCL games cancelled down there. I wouldn’t have Pettitte out there throwing on such a wet day.

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

      Must… not… make… the… comment… I… want… to… make…

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

        It’s pretty wet down there… I’ll just do some long-toss inside the compound instead.

        Sincerely,
        Andy Pettitte

        /bexybait’d

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

          Hah, that was pretty much what I was gonna say, but not that subtle. :X

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    I think Mashmore and Josh Norris just orgasmed while Bexy cries into a baseball glove that covers all of her face except her eyes…

  • Jorge

    I always have a tight hip flexor, according to the trainers I’ve worked with. I can get in there and pitch tomorrow, if necessary. No idea whether I can throw a ball 60 feet, 6 inches, but I’m ready.