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Pregame notes: Pettitte ready for another bullpen Wednesday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Aug 30, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

One day after throwing a more-intense-than-expected bullpen, Andy Pettitte said everything felt good this morning. He was able to do some light jogging in the outfield before batting practice.

“A tiny bit of soreness,” he said. “But I haven’t been on the mound in a long time. I just think that’s pretty normal. I feel really good.”

Next up for Pettitte is another bullpen on Wednesday. That one should be “pretty intense” according to Joe Girardi. What comes after that — whether he’s ready to face live hitters — depends entirely on what happens Wednesday.

“After yesterday, it’s a little encouraging because I felt really comfortable with my mechanics and everything again,” Pettitte said. “I’m just hoping that I can continue to feel comfortable coming back with everything.”

Otherwise, pretty light notes today.

• Alex Rodriguez ran a little bit and was scheduled for some tee and toss work in the bullpen. Girardi said Rodriguez will be activated as soon as he’s eligible. “I don’t think he’ll go on a rehab,” Girardi said.

• Speaking of rehabs, Lance Berkman is in the lineup in Trenton tonight.

• With a ton of day games coming up, Girardi said he will consider giving Derek Jeter — and some of the other regulars — a day off at some point. “We’ll look at how (Jeter’s) playing, how he’s feeling and make evaluations there,” Girardi said. “At one point we have six out of seven days games coming up after these original three night games. We’ll just see how all our guys are doing.”

• Girardi said he still has not been told of any official investigation into whether Ivan Nova injected B-12 while playing in Trenton last year.

• No Juan Miranda or Colin Curtis in tonight’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup — and Jesus Montero is at DH — but based strictly on my past years covering Dave Miley as the Triple-A manager, I’m not willing to read anything into the lineup as far as potential call-ups are concerned. His team clinched yesterday. Giving a few guys a break today seems pretty standard for Miley. That’s just my own take, though.

UPDATE, 6:21 p.m.: A’s lineup
Coco Crisp CF
Daric Barton 1B
Kurt Suzuki C
Jack Cust DH
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
Mark Ellis 2B
Jeff Larish LF
Rajai Davis RF
Cliff Pennington SS

 
 

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57 Responses to “Pregame notes: Pettitte ready for another bullpen Wednesday”

  1. Ruby Tuesday August 30th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Don’t lose.

  2. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Great news on Andy – I miss; the team misses him.

    Good for Berk that he’s able to play now…………I look forward to seeing him contribute when he comes off the DL.

    I wonder why so many day games?

  3. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    “Whom do you imagine that might be, assuming that player is currently in the major leagues?
    Because there aren’t of very good option around right now”
    —————————————————————-

    I would even settle for Nunez.

    I don’t want Jeter signed for another 3 years. Seriously

  4. charlestonchew August 30th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Who cares if Nova injected B-12 or not?

    I don’t.

  5. Ruby Tuesday August 30th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    http://tiny.cc/nk4u3

  6. RSM August 30th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Injecting B12 does absolutely nothing to enhance performance, recovery or energy.
    He might as well have injected placebo.

  7. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Berkman will struggle in Trenton. Man, I wish he weren’t in Pinstripes; just takes ABs away from Marcus “Long Fly” Thames.

  8. LGY August 30th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I really do find the Ellsbury fascination among the media and fans amazing.

    Brett Gardner is in the midst of a season right now that Boston wishes Ellsbury could have. He is not only hitting for a high average, but getting on base at a great clip. Something that Ellsbury has not shown he is able to do yet and seriously hampers his usefulness as a leadoff hitter and “sparkplug.”

    Not to mention Ellsbury being so poor in CF in 2009 that he got bumped off to LF and is no longer playing a premium position.

    Yet, Ellsbury is viewed as a future All Star and Gardner to some folks on here has continued to be called a 4th OF.

  9. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Nova better be careful. He could get an angry letter from the AMA. :wink:

  10. Tom in N.J. August 30th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Is that the 2010 Red Sox Theme?

    The show, much like the Sox’s season, is about nothing…

  11. RMS August 30th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    “Berkman will struggle in Trenton. Man, I wish he weren’t in Pinstripes; just takes ABs away from Marcus “Long Fly” Thames.”

    Maybe, while Thames is hot, Berkman will only pinch hit.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    My Sux friend told me that injecting a player injecting another player with a syringe is a violation of the PBA, it doesn’t matter what was in the syringe. If that is the case, and Nova maintains that he and another minor leaguer injected each other, then according to my friend Nova has violated the PBA and there will be repercussions.

    He absolutely does not believe Nova was injecting/was injected with B-12 because he said that his velocity went from 91 to 97.

    I haven’t verified any of the above, just reporting what my friend said.

  13. MTU August 30th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Jeers-

    How was the surfing ?

  14. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    “Nova better be careful. He could get an angry letter from the AMA”
    ———————————————

    in the past the DEA has raided clinics because they were giving Vitamin B-12 injections. True story. Welcome to the USSR

  15. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    PBA? Professional Bowling A ssociaion?

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Professional Baseball Agreement. I guess that’s between the Commissioner and the Minors.

  17. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    If NYYs keep all 9 hitters off of the bases, I predict a win.

  18. MTU August 30th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Vinny-

    If Nova really wants to improve his performance he needs to inject the B-complex- B1b,B3,and B52. ;)

  19. MTU August 30th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    GB-

    “If NYYs keep all 9 hitters off of the bases, I predict a win.”

    Afternoon. Is that something you learned before or after you handled that Cobra ? :)

  20. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    Professional Baseball Agreement. I guess that’s between the Commissioner and the Minors

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    I think that Physicians and Bartenders Agreement might have a stronger contract.

  21. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Your friend is half right.

    Players are not allowed to inject one another.

    Since Nova was drug tested at least three times last year (minor league drug testing is VERY vigilant), it’s highly unlikely he was injected with a PED since he’s never tested positive.

    The penalty for injecting another player is unclear though.

    The copy of the minor league drug policy I have doesn’t specify the penalty as it does for testing positive for a PED.

  22. Eduardo August 30th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Collective Bargaining Agreement? CBA?

    What kind of idiot listens to a Red Sox honk about anything involving the Yankees?

  23. RMS August 30th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Berkman will struggle in Trenton. Man, I wish he weren’t in Pinstripes; just takes ABs away from Marcus “Long Fly” Thames

    ——————————————————

    Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

  24. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    GB7

    Did you get a B-12 shot today? :lol:

    Because you’re full of something.

  25. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    repost-

    champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    I personally think that the Rays will be in pretty good shape next year with Hellickson, Jennings coming up and playing prominat roles.

    Howell coming back from injury should be a big boost for the pen although Soriano is the guy they should be trying to resign first.

    Wade Davis or maybe James Shields as a trade chip should bring them back either a bat to play at 1B or maybe Heath Bell if they decide that Soriano gets to rich for their blood.

    I’ve got a feeling that Zobrist bounces back next year giving them some options in the middle of the infield with Bartlett, Rodriguez and Brignac making 1 of them tradeable along with some of the pitching.

    Pena I actually believe resigns with the Rays on a 2 or 3yr deal. Just a hunch.

  26. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I think all the day games is because it’s a holiday weekend (Labor Day), plus there are two getaway games for the opposing team. Yeah, I know – Yankees never get those themselves do they?

  27. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    MTU

    You been lurking?

    He was waiting for the dustmops to get the cobra but decided he wanted to live.

  28. Eduardo August 30th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Since it doesn’t specify a penalty, then what can the penalty be?

    Is there any proof Nova is guilty of the alleged story?

  29. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    MTU August 30th, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    GB-

    “If NYYs keep all 9 hitters off of the bases, I predict a win.”

    Afternoon. Is that something you learned before or after you handled that Cobra ?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    LMAO. The stupidest thing that I’ve ever done. Totally a reflex reaction. After thinking about it, my whole life flashed before me, though at age 20, I can’t say that it was much to review.

  30. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    GB7

    Did you get a B-12 shot today?

    Because you’re full of something

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Yeah, like I haven’t been told that before.

  31. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Professional Bullriding As sociation

  32. Patrick August 30th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I thought the issue was that players can’t inject themselves with B12. My question then becomes, can diabetic players inject themselves with insulin and if so, what is the difference between that and a B12 injection? Both are legal.

  33. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    wzup MTU :)

  34. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    The issue is that players can’t self inject. Only a licensed medic can’t inject players.

  35. RSM August 30th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Both are legal, but both require a doctor’s prescription.

  36. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    GB7

    “The stupidest thing that I’ve ever done”

    How can you choose from such a long list.

  37. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    MTU,

    I was wondering where you were.

    I did say I was going to a surfing village didn’t I and that is true but like “Charlie” in Apocalypse Now, I don’t surf.

    Maybe a little body surfing. Anyway the beach was cold and misty but I still enjoyed it. I had a big backyard for a couple of days that being the Pacific Ocean.

    Only thing is that low-tide can resemble the tell tale sign of an oncoming tsunami to city folk like myself.

    And no condor sightings but I did see a few nice sized vultures.

  38. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Don’t think rookies can just step in and take over for all star calibur, established major leaguers.

    Jennings isn’t in Crawford’s class as a hitter or base stealer.

    He can replace Upton when they deal him. They don’t have anybody to replace Crawford.

    Soriano is a big chip to replace. As is Pena if they leave.

    They have a lot of talent in the minors.

    However, there is a growth curve for EVERY young player.

    Look at Mike Stanton with the Marlins right now.

    The Rays don’t have anybody in their system the calibur of Stanton.

    He’s now mired in an 0-29 slump with 13k’s.

    He’s also 2 for his last 40.

    That’s in a no pressure atmosphere in Florida.

    You start asking young players to perform at high levels in the AL East, it’s a whole different deal.

    Ask Matt Weiters. He was can’t miss who has been mostly a miss so far.

  39. Robin August 30th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Why is Friday a day game?

    The Yanks and the Cubs are the only teams with day games on Friday.

  40. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I’m injecting myself with Vitamin C as I type. It’s less caloric than drinking orange juice.

  41. LGY August 30th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Can’t expect Jennings to come right up and produce close to what Crawford has been giving them.

    Too much to expect from a rookie no matter how good he is.

  42. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    SJ44

    The other thing with Tampa is the need for some veteran leadership.

    Hasn’t that been a shortcoming for them?

  43. MTU August 30th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    GB-

    No wonder trolls don’t bother you.

    Maine-

    Looks like there were many close encounters of the worst kind today.

    The dustmops are just too quick for cobras and they present a very small target.

    The stupid cobras just miss and wind up breaking their fangs on the ground. That’s when the DM’s move in for the kill. ;)

  44. icebird753 August 30th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    http://tinyurl.com/27x8opk LOL after reading something from the man formerly known as “Wild Thing”, you are all right. The Red Sox will not make the playoffs.

  45. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Note or memo to players… Avoid Injecting teammates with any needles… Less questions to answer afterwards… Still want to know how people found out about it? Did someone catch them in the stall sticking each others with needles?

  46. stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Let’s compare.

    Ellisbury’s best season (last year, age 25):

    G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB S0 SB CS Avg OBP SLUG OPS

    153 624 94 188 27 10 8 60 49 74 70 12 .301 .355 .415 .770

    Gardner (this year, age 27)

    123 392 78 112 15 4 5 41 61 80 37 7 .286. 387. 383 .770

    Ellsbury slugged a bit more and stole bases as a higher clip, but Gardner gets on more and scores at a higher pace.

    Elllsbury age is a positive but this break-out year came after 670 career ML ABs.

    Gardner’s older but break out year came after just 375 ML career ABs.

    Pretty hard to give either a great edge, at least offensively.

  47. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    RSM August 30th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    Both are legal, but both require a doctor’s prescription.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Depends on the strength of the B-12 as to whether an injectable dose needs a prescription or not.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    SJ, maybe he said the CBA. Does that also pertain to minor leaguers? Maybe I misremembered the first letter…

  49. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    Let’s compare.

    Ellisbury’s best season (last year, age 25):

    G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB S0 SB CS Avg OBP SLUG OPS

    153 624 94 188 27 10 8 60 49 74 70 12 .301 .355 .415 .770

    Gardner (this year, age 27)

    123 392 78 112 15 4 5 41 61 80 37 7 .286. 387. 383 .770

    Ellsbury slugged a bit more and stole bases as a higher clip, but Gardner gets on more and scores at a higher pace.

    Elllsbury age is a positive but this break-out year came after 670 career ML ABs.

    Gardner’s older but break out year came after just 375 ML career ABs.

    Pretty hard to give either a great edge, at least offensively.
    ———-

    Yes it is a wash.. I wish gardner was more aggressive on the bases .. Steal more

  50. MTU August 30th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Jeers-

    I’d like to hear more about your misadventures sometime.

    Vinny-

    The usual. Hope you are well.

    The Zombies will be moving in soon. I’m sure I’ll see you guys around.

  51. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    GB7

    “The stupidest thing that I’ve ever done”

    How can you choose from such a long list.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    You’ve been reading my newest book, “Snappy Remarks And Cold Putdowns For Smart As ses”, haven’t you?

  52. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Garndner walks more better on base…I am impressed that ellsbury only struck out 49 times In 624 at bats… Is that correct?

  53. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Oh sorry misread.. It looks like he struck out 70 times

  54. stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    “http://tinyurl.com/27×8opk LOL after reading something from the man formerly known as “Wild Thing”, you are all right. The Red Sox will not make the playoffs.”

    Just another example of someone looking at the standings and only seeing “7 GB” and not understanding what that means in the context of 32 games left to play.

  55. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Minor leaguers don’t have a CBA.

    Everything is governed by MLB and all of the rules are contained in the UPC (Uniform Players Contract).

    Under the UPC, players can’t even get second opinions on possible surgery, or choose their own surgeon, unless they pay for it.

    Or, if you do what we did with the Pirates when my nephew got hurt, browbeat them to death to allow us to choose the surgeon of our choosing.

  56. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Jennings and Crawford have the exact same skillsets. In fact he’s more like Crawford than he is Upton as a player.

    And while I think that he’ll be very good I’m not predicting that he will be an all star OF’er in his rookie year. I also don’t think that he’ll have to be that for the Rays to continue to be an elite team.

    I have for the last year and a half posted on this blog that I would trade Upton and resign Crawford were I the Rays as I feel that Crawford should be a Ray for life kinda like their Jeter. While I get that finances makes that a very unlikely scenario that would be, in my mind the best thing for the organization.

    Stanton is doing now what he’s was doing earlier this season in the minors. Striking out a ton and running into some homers. He was rushed up to the majors after just a handful of games in AAA whereas Jennings has been @ the AAA level for a year and a half. I think Jennings is more prepared for the promotion and again his skillsets as a high contact speed guy are totally different than Stantons high k high homer act.

    Unless the redSux spend a ton of $ in the offseason Tampa making the moves I suggested to me still nets them a better 25 man roster than the RedSux.

    Depending on what exactly the redsox do the Blue Jays make pass them by next season as well.

  57. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Jennings doesn’t hit with Crawford’s power, and isn’t as fast as Crawford.

    He’s a good prospect. He’s going to have a learning curve though next year. Just like it is for all young players.

    Crawford is gone from Tampa after this year.

    He will most likely end up in either Anaheim or NY.


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