Pettitte throws second bullpen session, feels "good"

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Andy Pettitte continues to make progress in his rehab from a strained left groin.

According to Mike Mazzeo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the veteran left-hander threw a 55-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium and reported feeling “good.”

“I threw 30 pitches like a warm-up, sat down for about five minutes and threw a good, hard simulated (25-pitch) innings,” said Pettitte.  “I felt good and had no discomfort in there at all.  This is definitely the best I’ve felt, I just want to continue to go out there and not have any problems.”

Pettitte was off to an incredible start this season before the groin issue sidelined him in mid-July.  Once healthy, he will return to an 11-2 record, a 2.88 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  He’s also fanned 90 batters in 115.2 innings and allowed only 38 walks.  The Yankees believe he is a little under two weeks from returning to the starting rotation.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.