Today is an off day in big league camp, which means all of the action is happening at the minor league complex. Phil Hughes is throwing a simulated game at noon, then Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera are pitching in a minor leauge game at 1 p.m. Should be fairly routine, but I will update this post with information from the complex. Heading over there now.
UPDATE, 12:05 p.m.: Hughes is facing Matt Snyder and David Adams.
UPDATE, 12:08 p.m.: Bonus Cody Eppley appearance. Hughes is through his first inning.
UPDATE, 12:11 p.m.: The High A and Low A teams are at the complex today, so Pettitte and Rivera will be playing with the super young guys.
UPDATE, 12:42 p.m.: Hughes threw about 40 pitches. A comebacker hit him in the back, but both he and Larry Rothschild laughed it off as a non-issue. Hughes expects to start a minor league game next.
UPDATE, 1:02 p.m.: Andy Pettitte is pitching in the High-A game, but both Mason Williams and Gary Sanchez have the day off. Mariano Rivera is pitching in the Low-A game.
UPDATE, 1:13 p.m.: Second batter for Mo, first broken bat.
UPDATE, 1:17 p.m.: Mo is through his inning. Pitched around an Aune error at short. Struck out the last two.
UPDATE, 1:34 p.m.: Rivera threw a second inning. Strikeout, strikeout and a 4-3 on a broken bat.
UPDATE, 2:15 p.m.: Double by Cervelli, who already has an RBI single. Pettitte is through four innings.
UPDATE, 2:49 p.m.: Pettitte went 5.2 innings with two runs, eight hits, no walks and seven strikeouts. Said he expects to got 90-95 pitches on Saturday.