Pettitte’s Shoulder Feels Good in Return

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Rob Abruzzese in MLB
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Last season, Andy Pettitte struggled with shoulder pain and put up a rather poor 5-9 record with a 5.16 ERA after July thanks to shoulder pain. It made the Yankees question whether they should even bring him back this season, as they put off signing him until he nearly took a $11 million pay cut. They ended up bringing him back and it paid off, but just last week his shoulder issues sprung up again. It might have been memories of last season or thoughts of this year’s playoffs, but many were cringing. Well last night, pitching on nine days rest, Pettitte threw six mostly-strong innings, allowing just three earned runs. He also threw just 91 pitches, the fewest he’s thrown since the last time he faced the Angels on July 11, and got pulled early after allowing six runs. “ ...

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