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Pettitte: “Just another good step”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 10, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the Associated Press account of last night’s Andy Pettitte start…

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte allowed one run and two hits over three innings for Class-A Tampa Monday night in his second game action since ending a one-year retirement.

Pettitte struck out two in the Florida State League game against Clearwater. He threw 26 of 32 pitches for strikes.

“I felt good with everything,” Pettitte said. “Just another good step.”

Pettitte said the current plan for him is to make another start with Tampa on Sunday.

Injured Phillies reliever Jose Contreras, coming back from elbow surgery last September, also pitched in the game. The right-hander struck out two during a 1-2-3 inning.

Pettitte worked a scoreless inning in the Yankees’ spring training finale last Wednesday against the New York Mets. The left-hander agreed to a minor league contract on March 16 and could be ready to join the Yankees in May.

“This is a process,” Pettitte said. “It’s going to take a little bit of time. My legs felt really good under me. We’ll bump it, probably to 50 pitches hopefully next time, and we’ll see what happens from there.”

After needing just eight pitches in a perfect first, Pettitte gave up a second-inning lead-off double to Brandon Tripp, who advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored when Jeremy Barnes hit a sacrifice fly.

“It’s good to get out there and get in the stretch, and have some of those guys on,” Pettitte said. “Working on the slide-step and just getting in a rhythm with that. I haven’t had a chance to really work on all my pitches from the slide-step and from my regular leg lift when runners are on base.”

Clearwater’s Miguel Alvarez opened the third with a double that took a high bounce into the outfield after hitting the third-base bag. Pettitte worked out of the jam by retiring the next three batters.

“This was a short sample, a short outing, and feel like maybe I didn’t get a chance to throw some of the pitches that I would have liked to throw because I getting some guys out in early counts,” Pettitte said. “But all-in-all I feel real comfortable with everything.”

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73 Responses to “Pettitte: “Just another good step””

  1. Crawdaddy April 10th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Next time out is Sunday with the extra day of rest?

  2. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Yes, Pettitte said he wanted to take the extra day.

  3. MTU April 10th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Sounds good Andy.

    Take your time. Don’t try to rush it.

    Stay healthy.

    :)

  4. MTU April 10th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Time to walk the mops.

  5. CountryClub April 10th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    John Sickels:

    Keep an eye on New York Yankees pitching prospect Nik Turley, a southpaw pitching for High-A Tampa in the Florida State League. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in his first start, but fanned nine in five innings. A 50th round pick back in 2008 from high school in Studio City, California, Turley is a huge 6-6, 230 pound lefty with average velocity but an effective curveball/changeup arsenal. A broken hand ended his ’11 season early but he pitched well before getting hurt, with an 82/21 K/BB in 82 innings, 70 hits, and a 2.51 ERA in 15 starts for Low-A Charleston. He’s a nice under-the-radar prospect.

  6. jmv April 10th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Interesting article on A-Rod, C-Grand and the shift: ablogforarod.blogspot.com/2012/04/shift-in-defending-yankees.html#more?m=1

  7. pat April 10th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Landon_Angels
    Ex #Angels great Vladimir Guerrero turns himself in to police in DR after reported nightclub brawl. http://angels.ocregister.com/2.....wl/119210/

  8. versonine April 10th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    .

  9. jacksquat April 10th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    eboland11 Selig:” Mr. Guillen’s remarks, which were offensive to an important part of the Miami community…have no place in our game.”

    —–

    LOLOLLOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nMLR.....ig1999.jpg

  10. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Selig attemting to distance MLB from Ozzie’s comments by addressing him as “Mr” Guillen. He got that from NOT mentioning having put saw dust in the crank case way-back-when.

  11. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    blake April 10th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Chip,

    Yea we’ll see…..they’ll take a wait and see approach with Granderson…..but with both he and Cano looming I don’t see how they can keep Swisher unless he takes a really team friendly deal…..which is why they should already be in search of his replacement so they don’t get stuck signing mediocre Journeyman x for RF next season.
    ——————————

    In my opinion – you trade Gardner for Morse and then trade a pitching prospect or two to either Arizona for Parra or Oakland for Reddick.

    You’re 2013 OF is Parra/Reddick (26), Granderson (31), Morse (30)

  12. Warning Track Power April 10th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Selig:” Mr. Guillen’s remarks, which were offensive to an important part of the Miami community…have no place in our game.”

    I can’t believe Bud has the nerve to say something like this when his closet is not exactly
    the most well kept place.

    If there is one person who is currently in the game that has no place in the game, that person would be Bud Selig.

  13. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I’d give Nunez a shot at an OF Position in 2013.

  14. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I’d give Nunez a shot at an OF Position in 2013.
    ——————

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Nunez as a Ben Zobrist type who plays all over the place.

  15. Warning Track Power April 10th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Chip April 10th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I’d give Nunez a shot at an OF Position in 2013.
    ——————

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Nunez as a Ben Zobrist type who plays all over the place.
    ********************************************************************
    That is a great idea. The game is changing. A lot of teams in the A.L. no longer that the DH spot being used by 1 person. Teams have already begin to treat the DH spot as a means to give an everyday player a 1/2 day off. Flexibility is very important.
    Nunez could end up playing 3 infield positions and possibly both corner outfield spots.

  16. Melkmanisinhotlanta April 10th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Burt Reynolds will take robby cano’s position if he plays rough with Boras!

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....lds-64431/

  17. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Mark Feinsand ? @BloggingBombers

    For those that want Eduardo Nunez benched forever, Joe Girardi doesn’t sound like that’s his plan: “He played well. … http://www.sulia.com/c/new-yor.....ce=twitter

  18. jacksquat April 10th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Nunez has the speed to play CF, but I don’t know if he has the ability otherwise.

  19. Bronx Jeers April 10th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Jacksquat,

    Good job attacking hypocrisy today. :wink:

  20. blake April 10th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Where will Nunez play tonight? A Lefty isthe pitching after all….

  21. Warning Track Power April 10th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    blake April 10th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Where will Nunez play tonight? A Lefty is pitching after all….
    **************************************************************************
    I have an idea.
    Cano to DH & Nunez will play 2nd base???

  22. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    blake April 10th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Where will Nunez play tonight? A Lefty isthe pitching after all….
    ——————————

    LF

    Grandy gets a day off, Gardner in CF, Jones at DH.

  23. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    versonine April 10th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    What’s up with the “.”?

  24. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Warning Track Power April 10th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I have to agree with you on that!

  25. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Phillips @ $72.5 Mil through 2017.

  26. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    jacksquat April 10th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Most SS make great CFers! Nunez has the speed, arm & glove to excel there IMO. I believe he needs some playing time in the OF if he isn’t going to be the heir apparent to Jeter at SS. (Perhaps even if he is.)

  27. UnKnown April 10th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Lot of O’s fans making a big deal about Martin starting something with Andino. I wouldn’t be surprised if something goes down tonight.

    IMO Andino is the one that deserves one in the ribs for stealing signs last night at 2nd base. Hopefully none of the Yankees get injured in the brawl tonight.

  28. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Nunez isn’t the best at tracking pop-ups and short flies in to the shallow outfield. He’s a better choice to learn the two corner outfield spots.

  29. Shame Spencer April 10th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Maybe instead of GTLU from now on we can play GWNP (Guess Where Nunez Plays).

    Did anyone ever elaborate on when Boras became Cano’s agent and tried to work out an extension with the team? I heard it mentioned here a few times but don’t remember what went down.

  30. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    They aren’t going to do anything tonight. Baltimore won’t risk a suspension this early. Maybe late in tomorrow’s game or later in the season.

  31. Warning Track Power April 10th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    They aren’t going to do anything tonight. Baltimore won’t risk a suspension this early. Maybe late in tomorrow’s game or later in the season.
    ******************************************************
    I hope what you said is true, but I don’t trust Showalter at all. That guy is scum and his jealousy of the Yankees is at a very high level.

  32. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Shame Spencer April 10th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Maybe instead of GTLU from now on we can play GWNP (Guess Where Nunez Plays).

    Did anyone ever elaborate on when Boras became Cano’s agent and tried to work out an extension with the team? I heard it mentioned here a few times but don’t remember what went down.
    —————————
    Shame –

    I posted some links to a couple of different articles for you on the last thread.

    The long and the short of it is that when Boras became Cano’s agent there were reports that Cano wanted to redo his deal. Boras was quoted as saying he was trying to talk to Cashman about it but that the two hadn’t connected.

    There was then a report from a “unnamed Yankee official” who said that a new deal was unlikely and that the team was happy with Cano’s current deal.

    What followed were reports that Cano was upset with Boras either speaking on his behalf publicly without his permission or Boras going after a new contract without Cano’s permission and then Boras saying that the new contract stuff was all in jest.

    I don’t believe that last part for a nanosecond.

  33. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Matt Bush is in a lot more trouble than he was. The kicker was that he had borrowed a minlor league team mates car that was involved.

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/.....um=twitter

  34. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    After Jimenez ONLY got 5 games for drilling Tulo, it’s Open Season on Sticks. MLB’s Mamby-Pamby Penalty, is gonna give Chuckers the green light to employ a Cage Match Mentality vs Sticks.

  35. Shame Spencer April 10th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the recap Chip, sorry I missed it in the last thread!

  36. hardwired7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Sounds like Matt Bush was a one-man crime wave, but he has NOTHING on this guy:

    http://www.wsmv.com/story/1736.....in-9-hours

  37. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    After Jimenez ONLY got 5 games for drilling Tulo, it’s Open Season on Sticks. MLB’s Mamby-Pamby Penalty, is gonna give Chuckers the green light to employ a Cage Match Mentality vs Sticks.
    —————-

    Being suspended is not the disincentive for a pitcher hitting a hitter. The teammates of a pitcher who start a beanball war are the ones who let him have it. For example, if Nova drills Weiters over something stupid and in response Matuz goes after Granderson, Granderson is going to be ticked at Nova and will say something to him.

  38. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    What do you do? Spend all day looking up old and overused baseball cliches to use to impress your buddies? Does the use of capital letters make it more impressive to them?

  39. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    What do you do? Spend all day looking up old and overused baseball cliches to use to impress your buddies? Does the use of capital letters make it more impressive to them?
    ——————-

    What is your friggin problem you troll?

  40. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    What do you do? Spend all day looking up old and overused baseball cliches to use to impress your buddies? Does the use of capital letters make it more impressive to them?
    ——————-

    What is your friggin problem you troll?

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

    when I’m responding to you, I’ll let you know.

  41. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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

    when I’m responding to you, I’ll let you know.
    ————————————

    I don’t give a crud who you’re responding to – if you’re going to act like a horse’s rear I’m going to call you on it. And you are acting like a horse’s rear – as per usual.

  42. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Shame Spencer April 10th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the recap Chip, sorry I missed it in the last thread!
    —————–

    You’re forgiven……THIS TIME ;-)

  43. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Shouldn’t you be dreaming up some idiotic trade that has no chance in hell of happening, even on on your gameboy?

  44. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Actually it is much harder to track a flyball in the infield than the OF. You don’t have to worry about so many people being in your way & also the angles on going back are harder.

    That’s why guys like Mantle, Murcer, Tresh, Robin Yount, and others!

    Also, Hank Aaron was a 2B to start.

  45. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    - Chip -
    Beret must be having a pretty bad day. A Yankee win should get him off TILT.

  46. darbodla April 10th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    ROFL! This blog is a trip.

  47. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Shouldn’t you be dreaming up some idiotic trade that has no chance in hell of happening, even on on your gameboy?
    ——————————

    waaaaaaaa

    waaaaaaaa

    waaaaaaaa

  48. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    - Chip -
    Beret must be having a pretty bad day. A Yankee win should get him off TILT.
    ——————

    He’s probably upset that Andy is pitching innings that should go to some 19 year old who might, someday, get to pitch one inning in the big leagues.

  49. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Actually it is much harder to track a flyball in the infield than the OF. You don’t have to worry about so many people being in your way & also the angles on going back are harder.

    That’s why guys like Mantle, Murcer, Tresh, Robin Yount, and others!

    Also, Hank Aaron was a 2B to start.

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

    Ray, he’s got the speed to cover center, just never saw the instincts to play there. Saw him go back on flies and he just doesn’t look comfortable. With Granderson and Gardner around, no reason to chance it. Maybe try it during ST. Did you read about him at Camp Cano this past winter? Worked on hitting with Cano and Pujols and then Cano hired him a private infield tutor. Cano is fast becoming a team leader on the Yanks. He’s not going anywhere.

  50. Tackelberry April 10th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Matt Moore pitching a gem vs. Detroit today. 1 run 3 hits into the 7th inning. 2-1 TB

  51. Chip April 10th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Something to keep in mind when talking about a Cano deal the age curve of 2b. Dave Cameron put one together for the Kinsler extension. It’s worth a read:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....gets-paid/

  52. Tackelberry April 10th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Austin Jackson just tied it with a home run. 2-2 in the 7th

  53. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    As Jeet fades, Cano becomes The Face of the franchise. NO WAY Hal let’s ‘em walk.

  54. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I hope Cano isn’t going anywhere!

  55. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I hope Cano isn’t going anywhere!

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

    I just can’t see it, Ray. He’s also starting to become another large marketing and media tool for the Yankees. Marketing means money and it will grow even more over the next year or so.

  56. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    LOL! I understand the instincts part, but let me just say that at SS the world looks different on fly balls. The infield dirt vs grass, the mound, the OF running in full speed & even the SS/2B or SS/3B interactions are far more than what Outfielders fo thru. It is significantly different. Also, the ground balls in the infield are much better in the OF. Much more relaxing too. I’d prefer he learn as a corner OF too, but it is well withing the ralm of possibility for him to do so.

  57. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I agree. I do somewhat wonder if CC will be traded if some of the young pups come thru this year.

  58. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    How much the Cano name grows is up to Cano and Erin. If it says “Cano” she’s bought it. She even saw anad to buy a few things on line, and misread it and ended up buying two of everything. What she’s going to do with two “canoes” in her apartment is beyond me, though.

  59. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    A Threesome??? (o)

  60. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    :-o

  61. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Ray, I think sabathia dies as a Yankee and if he goes to the HOF, it’s in Pinstripes. he’s another with value beyond the pitching mound. I’ve seen him in the dugout with the young pitchers, talking while they were holding a baseball, copying grips. Like Pettitte and Rivera, they seem born to teach. it’s not something you ever saw from Mussina, but, doesn’t mean they didn’t talk in the clubhouse.

  62. jacksquat April 10th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    He could work on fly ball judgement just by going out there and shagging during bp.

  63. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    A Threesome??? (o)

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    The only Cano canoes in Chicagoland.

  64. RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    You are probably right! I just wonder because of the $189M cap thingy! Who are the odd men out?

    Mo, Swish, …

  65. Warning Track Power April 10th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    RayVT April 10th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    You are probably right! I just wonder because of the $189M cap thingy! Who are the odd men out?

    Mo, Swish, …
    ***********************************************************
    In my mind, Mo is retiring after this year. If so, then that money can be used for someone else like Cano.
    Swish? I have no idea. I think if he has a great year, the Yankees might be inclined to resign him for another 3 yrs.

  66. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Snowing pretty hard in the Tiger game.

  67. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Ray, my guess is that one of Martin/Swisher (probably Swisher), Soriano, Jones, Chavez, Kuroda, Garcia and probably Rivera will be gone no later than 2013. Martin could be out when or if Romine gets healthy and shows a bit more improvement with the bat. If he shows the sort of bat that Martin had in LA, Martin will likely be gone by then, too.

  68. Warning Track Power April 10th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Snowing pretty hard in the Tiger game.
    ************************************************
    Good job Selig. Why not have the game played in TB where the weather is not a factor?
    Give the rays a 6 or 8 game home stand to begin the season and guarantee the games will be played.
    Common sense is not practiced so often at the MLB offices

  69. Tackelberry April 10th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Soriano could opt out if Rivera decides to retire cause that will increase his value to the Yanks

  70. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Bud more worried about Ozzie, Extra Wild Card, and getting a hair cut.

  71. DONNYBROOK April 10th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Cashman would welcome a Soriano opt-out.

  72. UnKnown April 10th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    And just like that the Yanks are only 2 games back. Detroit stays undefeated.

  73. GreenBeret7 April 10th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Is hitting in the “clutch” a skill? No, says BYB. By the way, NYYs are about .270-.275 since 2005.

    http://bleedingyankeeblue.blog.....ee+Blue%29


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