Update: Andy Pettitte leaves game with tight left trap

Update: Chris Stewart leaves game with left groin injury
Offense falters again as M's take rubber game

10:53pm: After the game, Joe Girardi said the Yankees aren’t too concerned about the injury. They just took Pettitte out as a precaution. It’s unclear if he’ll make his next start, however.

9:51pm: Pettitte left the game with a tight left trap, the team announced. That’s the muscle in the upper back, kinda between the neck and shoulder blade. No word on a timetable or tests or anything.

8:32pm: Andy Pettitte left tonight’s game with an apparent injury with two outs in the fifth. He threw 79 pitches and struck out the two batters he faced in the inning. Replays didn’t show anything obvious, yet Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue came out to chat. Pettitte left the game without throwing any test pitches. He missed a start last month with a stiff back. Stay tuned for updates.

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  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I think we all kinds suspected something was up last couple of starts.

    His back?

  • Steve (different one)

    Stiff bat, too much Cialis?

  • fabricio

    :(

  • Bo Knows

    Dammit…..come back soon Andy and/or Pineda

  • Khan noonan singh

    Vidal Nuno come on up.

  • UncleArgyle

    Wang Time

    • Havok9120

      I forgot he was down there. Bring it.

  • Karl Krawfid

    yeah that was a back

  • Eddard

    He missed a start last month with a stiff bat? I thought everyone’s bat was stiff.

    • Laz

      Viagra is the solution.

  • Laz

    Could be good for him to miss a few starts. He really hasn’t had it the past few starts, something is wrong.

  • LennonJames

    Poor Michael Pineda. Commenters on this site have him taking the place of Nova (before Phelps did well,) Hughes, and now Pettitte. He is going to have to pitch 4 days a week!

  • Andy Pettitte’s Chiropractor

    Wasn’t Noesi the throw-in for Pineda?

    AP’s last start was what I would say Pettitte-esque (7IP 5H 2R 2ER 1BB 7K) … the two before that (one them being a 10 hit turd vs the Astros) not so much….

    Jamie Moyer…come out of retirement!

  • Mick taylor

    All these injuries would not behappening if gene monihan was still the trainer. Groin pulls, back injuries , oblique strains. If George werearound he would fire Stevie donohue

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Straight up trolling.

    • Steve (different one)

      Who was the trainer in 2007?

      • Havok9120

        Shhhhhhhhhh.

  • trr

    Nuno? Wang? Nova ? Pineda?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If he even misses a start, I’d say Nuno. Straight up earned it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    In other words, he left the game with “I’m 40.”

    I’m doing worrying. The 2013 Yankee magic door will pop open with a suitable temporary replacement. This is why they hate us.

    • sangreal

      I’m with you

    • dkidd

      there was a great rant about this on sons of sam horn the other day

      paraphrasing:

      if the skankees called up chone figgins he’d hit .330 with 20 home runs!!! why does god hate us????

      • Havok9120

        This is wonderful.

        I feed on their pain. The Prussian Eagle stands strong.

  • Brian S.

    I love working out traps. Shrugs are one of my favorite workouts. I actually did shoulders/traps and legs today but I might have overdone it and my neck is sore now. Wait what are we talking about?