Found April 16, 2012 on
Sliding Into Home:
From Mark Hale
The way things looked for Andy Pettitte after yesterday’s minor league outing, it seemed possible he would need just two more starts before rejoining the Yankees. Pettitte’s return to the major league seemed imminent, meaning Phil Hughes might get just two more turns to solve his woes.
Both Pettitte and Hughes, however, will be getting more time.
Following Pettitte’s second minor league game yesterday in Tampa, manager Joe Girardi said the un-retired lefty still will make four more starts in the minors.
“I consider this his second start,” Girardi said, “and usually you give a guy six starts.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said last night Pettitte will have just four days’ rest before pitching on Friday. If he continues on that schedule for his next four minor league outings, he would make his last one on May 5. Barring physical setbacks, Pettitte would be lined up to pitch for the Yankees as early as May 10 at home against the Rays.
Pettitte had no trouble against Single-A Clearwater, firing four scoreless, allowing two hits and no walks and striking out three. He got up to 47 pitches, throwing 31 for strikes
Hughes gets yet another life line as he'll now get at least four more starts while the Yanks wait for Pettitte. Hopefully he can at least keep the Yankees in those games, but forgive me for not being too optimistic.
BEST OF MAXIM
New York Yankees lefthander Andy Pettitte will make a minor league start Sunday at Class A Tampa.
It will mark the first game action for Pettitte since coming out of retirement and signing a one-year contract with New York.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Pettitte is expected to throw 45 to 50 pitches.
New York is hoping that Pettitte, who will turn 40 in June, will be ready...
New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes made his second start yesterday afternoon against Los Angeles Angels, and ex-Ranger CJ Wilson.
And Hughes preformed exactly how I thought he would, terribly.
Phil Hughes in 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have received endless criticism from LLP readers about my harsh stance on Hughes not having the stuff to be a starter; and that his 2010 season...
Jury selection in the Roger Clemens perjury case was temporarily put aside Wednesday as the two sides argued over the scope of testimony that former teammate Andy Pettitte can provide.
The detour was the latest delay in picking a jury, which U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said probably won't be completed until next week.
Pettitte is expected to testify that Clemens acknowledged...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 — New York Yankees 1
C.J. Wilson and the offensive support in the...
The Phil Hughes experiment was supposed to feature a plethora of happy moments. However, after getting rocked by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for six runs in three innings on Saturday afternoon, including a two-run home run in the second and a three-run homer in the fourth, the exalting Huuughes... chants from Yankees fans were replaced with an unmerciful chorus of boos. It
KURODA vs. SANTANA compared to WILSON vs. HUGHES:
Photograph of Phil Hughes taken on April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium. 04:50, 1 May 2008 . . Mandalatv . . 1,272×954 (691 KB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Not taking anything away from Kuroda, but...
Pavano on the hill at Yankee Stadium - 04.16.2012
After a lovely weekend of taking two of three from the Angels, the Yankees looked good minus Phil Hughes.
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Join me during the Yankees-Angels game for this week’s radio program at 8pm.
We will kick off talking Yankees baseball. Is Mark Teixeira on the way out? What do the Yankees do with Phil Hughes? How do the Bombers look now that they have righted the ship after a 0-3 starter? Hear NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo and Stevem Goldman of the Bleacher Report and YES Network give their...
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