They need him ASAP, because as of right now I trust Ivan Nova more than any of the other Yankee starters, and that's not a good thing.
"I feel good,'' Pettitte said. "My arm bounced back big-time today. It was a good day. If I was going to grade it (on a 1 to 10 scale), I'd say my arm felt like a 9 today.''
Yankees manager Joe Girardi also was encouraged, and agreed that Pettitte could return in two weeks. He likely would throw 75 to 80 pitches in his first start, building up his arm strength.
"We're going to have to maybe build him up here a little bit,'' Girardi said, noting that the minor-league season ends in a week. "There might come a point where it's hard to find games for him to pitch in except up here. This might be the only game in town.''
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Andy Pettitte threw a successful BP session today, and said this was the best he's felt since he was injured. Here's more from Bob Nightengale: