The Yankees confirmed after the game that Brian Cashman has made the decision to send Andy Pettitte to Tampa to make his next start with the Class-A Tampa Yankees on Monday. He was schedule to pitch with the Double-A Trenton Thunder on the road against the Portland Sea Dogs, but weather concerns have derailed that plan.
Before the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi hinted that this was a possibility noting the conditions of Pettitte's last start in Trenton.
"He pitched in some pretty raw conditions the other day, as well," Girardi said before Saturday's game. "Because of that we might change where he throws. He might pitch in Tampa on Monday depending on talking about some conditions."
Pettitte most likely will not be pitching with the Major League club until early- to mid-May, making possibly two more Minor League starts.
Nick's quick start
Nick Swisher did not hit his fifth home run in 2011 until his 53rd game on June 5 and his sixth home run until his 61st game on June 14. In just his 20th game of the season he reached both numbers. Saturday marked the 18th multi-home run game of Swisher's career.
He also did it from both sides of the plate for the 11th time in his career tying Eddie Murray and Chili Davis for second on the all-time list. Only Mark Teixeira has homered more times from both sides of the plate in one game, accomplishing it 13 times.