Monday, April 30, 2012

Andy Pettitte Update

Andy Pettitte got lit up a little bit today, not that anybody cares about that, while throwing 96 pitches. In 5.2 IP Pettitte gave up 10 hits, 6 runs (5 ER), 0 walks, and 8 K's. In 96 of the pitches an amazing 74% of them, 71 pitches, were thrown for strikes. You do not worry as much about the results as much as the pitch count, the strength under his legs, and his health.

The Yankees want Pettitte to throw at least 100 pitches in at least two minor league starts before coming up to the big league rotation. I do not know if this 96 pitch outing would be considered one of the 100 pitch starts or if they want two actual 100 pitch starts but either way it looks like we will see, health barring, Andy Pettitte in the big leagues making a start either next week or the week after.

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