The last time Andy Pettitte threw for the Tampa Yankees, it was a rehab start in 1999. On Monday, the left-handed veteran went back to his not-really-roots, throwing three innings for the high-A team, allowing a run and two hits.
"This was a short sample, a short outing, and I feel like maybe I didn't get a chance to throw some of the pitches that I would like to have thrown and work on some of the sequences that I would have liked, because I was getting guys out early in counts," Pettitte said.
"But all in all, I feel real comfortable with everything, so it was another good step."
Pettitte threw 32 pitches, and 26 of them were strikes. His next scheduled start is Sunday, as the Yankees (the New York ones) are hoping he can join the team in May.
So, uh, no pressure, Freddy. Just go out there tonight like it's a normal start. No pressure.