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    Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    ... When do you think he will be in the starting rotation? And how effective is he going to be?


    I would say by Friday or Saturday versus Mariners would be the earliest.


    As for being effective or not, after the butterflies and the standing ovation, Andy will be like the old Andy.


    A shot in the arm of Andy's caliber is as good as it can get.
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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Here is my guess:

    Tuesday - Nova
    Wednesday- Sabathia
    Thursday - Kuroda
    Friday - Hughes
    Saturday - Pettitte
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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Does'nt look like ol' Andy is ready for prime time yet.
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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Veterans don't get the same adrenaline pitching in tuneups and rehab starts in the minor leagues as they would in a major league game.

    Heck even some minor league prospects are known to get bored playing in the minors.

    All that matters is that the stuff is there and that he got his pitch count up.

    We won't know if he is ready for prime time until he is on a major league field with his competitive juices and adrenaline at full gear.

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCrusader View Post
    We won't know if he is ready for prime time until he is on a major league field with his competitive juices and adrenaline at full gear.
    I believe this is especially true in the case of Andy.
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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by jnewmark View Post
    Does'nt look like ol' Andy is ready for prime time yet.
    you have an update?? Any stats on how he's doing?

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by BronxBombers92 View Post
    you have an update?? Any stats on how he's doing?
    Pettitte allowed five runs, three of them earned, and eight hits for the New York Yankees' top affiliate against Pawtucket.

    Pettitte walked two, including one batter with the bases loaded, and struck out five.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...d-triple-start

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by unfamous loser View Post
    Pettitte allowed five runs, three of them earned, and eight hits for the New York Yankees' top affiliate against Pawtucket.

    Pettitte walked two, including one batter with the bases loaded, and struck out five.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...d-triple-start
    sounds like he'll fit right in with our guys

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    He's probably treating these games like ST, working on secondary and tertiary pitches. Everyone chill.









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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinStripes View Post
    He's probably treating these games like ST, working on secondary and tertiary pitches. Everyone chill.
    exactly, plus he has to also deal with Minor League defense so that contributes to some runs here and there. Nobody's gonna know what he can do until he's back up in the big leagues

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by jnewmark View Post
    Does'nt look like ol' Andy is ready for prime time yet.
    Given the state of our starting pitching, I think it would be worth bringing Andy up to the ML level to see if, in fact, he has something left.

    I am honestly torn on the question of who does Andy replace - on the one hand, I like the idea of moving Hughes back into a setup role and having Andy fill his slot. On the other hand, Phil showed improvement today and deserves another start.

    In either case, I think the correct roster move is to DFA Freddy Garcia.
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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinStripes View Post
    He's probably treating these games like ST, working on secondary and tertiary pitches. Everyone chill.









    Agreed, I have no idea how Andy's going to do but today's game doesn't give us anything close to a reliable indicator.

    Fact is we won't know what he really has left to offer until we see him on an MLB mound.
    Rocking that "arrogant Yankee fan" attitude.

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Not worried yet, Andy has always been a very solid Yankee. Allthough if he puts up a linescore like that in the Bronx more than twice, maybe its time to retre yet again, but this time for the final time.

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    He is schedule to pitch on Sunday afternoon versus the Mariners!

    Let's wait and see!
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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    I'm actually pretty scared. Hopefully he doesn't get destroyed. I mean, it is the Mariners, but it didn't seem like he was all that dominant in those minor league starts.

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Hughes has had more than enough chances to prove that he's a major-league starter, and he's failed. If they move Phelps to the bullpen in deference to Hughes, they're being foolish. Phelps threw 150 innings last year, so they shouldn't have a problem with him getting 5th-starter starts for the rest of the season.

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    Re: Andy Pettitte last tune up game is today....

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinStripes View Post
    He's probably treating these games like ST, working on secondary and tertiary pitches. Everyone chill.
    I completely agree. He does not need to prove anything in the minors. He's tuning up.

    I think he will be adequate for a while and hopefully gets better as the season moves along. I'd be happy with adequate.
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