Among the early notes from Joe Girardi is the fact Andy Pettitte was dealing with leg and back problems through the playoffs.
He felt tightness in the division series but pitched through it. Then he was unable to throw his full bullpen between starts. Had Pettitte been healthy, Girardi said, the ALCS rotation might have been different.
“We thought we had to give him those extra couple of days,” Girardi said.