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Andy Pettitte: “I feel like I’m ready”

May 7, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

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Andy Pettitte has given up ten runs in his last two outings but, despite this, he has declared himself ready for real live major league baseball:

“I’m going to let them let everybody know what we’ve got going on,” Pettitte said. “I feel like I’m ready, and I think they’re ready for me to come up.”

He brushed off all of those runs as just getting his work in. Which, to be fair to him, is something we allow guys in spring training and these past few starts have been spring training for him. Meanwhile, the guys he has been facing have been treating it like their season, which is what it is. Which isn’t to say that it’s a great thing that Pettitte has been getting lit up. But it may not be totally predictive of what he’ll do once he joins the Yankees.

It’ll be interesting to hear today what Brian Cashman thinks.  And where Pettitte will fill in in the rotation.  If you assume that he is going to replace David Phelps, his first start could be a week from today in Baltimore, which would be the next time Phelps’ turn comes up while Pettitte is on full rest.

  1. catsmeat - May 7, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I was at his start yesterday in Rochester and, while the results didn’t look so hot, he also wasn’t given much help defensively. He still snapped off some pretty gross pitches for Ks, and he did end the top of the first by picking off the runner at first base.

  2. mybrunoblog - May 7, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    I think I’d still feel comfortable giving him one more tune up start at Scranton or Trenton. Phelps did well enough to start another game so it’s not like Yanks are that desperate.

  3. makeham98 - May 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    When asked if he would swear to it, he said it’s probably 50/50.

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