Results for tag: Andy Pettitte
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on May 13, 2012 at 12:34:50 PM

Yankees legend and icon Andy Pettitte is back in the Bronx. After the 2010 season, he swiftly retired seemingly with a lot left to offer the game of baseball. However, he has returned to give the Yankees and the fans everything that he has left in his soon-to-be 40-year-old tank. Pettitte is one of the few players that fans wished they could have seen just one more time in pinstripes, and now he's giving them almost an entire season.

“There's going to be a real warmth in the stands today about him coming back,” Joe Girardi said about the atmosphere that will be in the Stadium in the series finale against the Mariners.

For the fans of the Yankees, this is a very special treat. Pettitte is a once-in-a-generation type pitcher for an organization.

To these people, he is the southern

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 30, 2012 at 06:46:34 PM

The latest on Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher spoke to the media before the game on Monday and discussed his hamstring injury that got him pulled from the game on Sunday. He described it as a minor injury, and he felt a pinch in his first at-bat of the game.

“I took that first swing and kind of felt something bite a little bit,” Swisher said. “Just tried to stretch it out and work through it. It didn't go away. The second at-bat came around and the same thing. I got to first base and just kind of jumped back on a pickoff. I went down to grab my leg and Stevie (Yankees Head Trainer Steve Donahue) and Skip (Joe Girardi) said, 'That's it. We're going to get you out of here.' "

Swisher is having one of the hottest starts of his career hitting .284, with six home runs, 15 extra-base

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 28, 2012 at 08:22:30 PM

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

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:09:15 PM

Opener Over

With the always highly-anticipated Home Opener over and resulting in a Yankees 5-0 victory, it's back to business as usual in the Bronx. The second game of the series between the Yankees and Angels is just that. It's still a very important test for the Bombers, but the team can now settle in and make themselves at home.

Designated Rest

The Yankees have chosen to DH Alex Rodriguez today with left-hander and new Angels ace C.J. Wilson on the mound. The half day for Rodriguez will only help the Yankees in the long run and save his legs for the grind that is the baseball season.

Joe Girardi discussed his decision before the game, stating, “I could have done either one (Jeter or Rodriguez). I decided to go with A-Rod. I believe we'll see a left hander on Tuesday as well,

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jun 1, 2010 at 04:37:35 PM

On June 15th, Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will turn 38, but he is better than ever. Andy has discovered the fountain of youth in 2010 and is off to the best 10 game stretch to start a season in his career. He is currently 7-1, with a 2.48 ERA in 65.1 innings pitched, allowing only 57 hits and 18 walks, while striking out 41. This bests his 1997 10-game stretch to begin that season when he went 6-2, with a 2.50 ERA, in 72.1 innings pitched, striking out 48, walking 21 and allowing 67 hits. That season was arguably the best statistical season of Pettitte's Yankees career. He ended 1997 with an 18-7 record and a miniscule 2.88 ERA.

On Memorial Day, Pettitte gave Yankees fans a memorible performance that provided milestones and gave a glimpse at what the rest of the season could look like

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Nov 4, 2009 at 03:51:25 PM


There is a lot of talk on sports radio and throughout New York discussing Andy Pettitte pitching on three days rest. The consensous out of these "experts" is that this is a bad move for the Yankees and we will be back here for a game seven. The argument has been that with his advanced age, number of years that he hasn't pitched on three days rest and cold weather will all affect Pettitte to the point that he will have a rough go at it tonight.

I say nay to all of those naysayers. It is my opinion that Andy Pettitte will be just fine. It is not like Pettitte has been overworked since the end of the regular season. This will be his fifth start tonight in the last month. He's had four starts in the postseason and that spans all the way back to October 4th. That's not exactly taxing