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Andy Pettitte got roughed up today

Apr 30, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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Andy Pettitte resumes his extended spring training prior to this inevitable promotion to the bigs where he’ll save the Yankees universe from the tyranny of Freddy Garcia and/or Phil Hughes.  But first, a hiccup: he gave up six runs in five and two-thirds against Phillies minor leaguers in Clearwater in a rehab start today.

And you know it’s bad, because given how bad the Philly offense is, if these Phillies minor leaguers could hit anything, they’d be Phillies major leaguers right now!

OK, I suppose we’re gonna give this Pettitte kid the “everyone has a bad day” pass for now. Especially considering he didn’t walk anyone, struck out eight and because Joe Girardi said that some of the runs were given up on “wind-aided” homers.

But really, he had better show us something or else we might have no choice but to consider him a bust.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    A bust for sure if you listen to Yankee fans. Most Yankee fans have already deemed him worthy of a “bust”. We are talking of a MM type bust (Mickey not Marilyn).

  2. brianbosworthisstonecold - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Take away the ped’s and he’s nothin’.

    • protius - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:11 PM

      Hey, we don’t talk about you and your sister, if you know what I mean, so please return the favor and don’t bad mouth Andy.

  3. mrfloydpink - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    How exactly do they tell the difference between a Phillies minor leaguer and a Phillies major leaguer? I’d really like to know.

    • protius - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:08 PM

      The minor leaguers will occasionally relapse to knuckle walking.

      • micker716 - Apr 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

        The only major leaguers are in the rotation.

    • madhatternalice - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

      The Phillies minor leaguers are all under 37.

  4. mybrunoblog - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    These games mean nothing. This is just another tune up before he returns to the bigs in a couple of weeks….Yawn…..

  5. Joe - May 1, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Dang. There was talk of him starting for Trenton last night, but the Yanks decided Portland, Maine was going to be too cold for Pettitte. If he had pitched, the Sea Dogs might have had a chance!

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