This happened yesterday:
He was only pitching BP as the Yankees are in Houston, near where Pettitte lives, playing the Astros. But be honest, Yankees fans: wouldn’t you rather see him suit up for an actual game and take the mound now than see CC Sabathia pitch another game?
Also, where are the thinkpieces about how baseball is tacitly sanctioning PED users by allowing them to come and be around the team? We saw a bunch of those when Mark McGwire got hired to coach and whenever Barry Bonds shows up to help out at a Giants practice. None for Pettitte?
WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.
He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.
Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.
The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.
Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.