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08:40 AM ET 09.30 | It could be argued that the sidebar of the Yankees' stretch run, Andy Pettitte's health, should be the main headline. The Yankees' goal this weekend is to try to steal the American League East title from the Rays. More important, however, is their desire to get to Monday without any injuries. That makes Andy Pettitte's start on Friday night very, very important. Having made only two starts since returning from a two-month stay on the disabled list with a groin injury, Pettitte has been dealing with some minor back problems this week. Pettitte's back stiffened up on him during last Friday's start against the Red Sox, a game in which he allowed seven runs in only 3 1/3 innings.

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Andy Pettitte, AP Andy Pettitte, AP
September 30, 2010  08:44 AM ET

Great - there is no way the Yankees can turn to Burnett. That dude is frightening ... maybe we can pitch CC on 1 day rest?

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September 30, 2010  08:48 AM ET

Its called old age Andy...... enjoy the rings you have, they will most likely be all you get.

September 30, 2010  08:50 AM ET

Pettitte = old. Not surprising.

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September 30, 2010  10:05 AM ET

All NY newspapers are terlit paper

September 30, 2010  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

All NY newspapers are terlit paper

Too abrasive - I line my cat's litter box with them ...

September 30, 2010  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Its called old age Andy...... enjoy the rings you have, they will most likely be all you get.

He certainly has enough of them.

September 30, 2010  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Great - there is no way the Yankees can turn to Burnett. That dude is frightening ... maybe we can pitch CC on 1 day rest?

Burnett won game 2 of the WS versus Philly last year.

September 30, 2010  10:58 AM ET

If the Yankees were smart, they wouldn't worry about the East title and focus on getting healthy. The Yankees have owned the Twins in the Playoffs-and during the season- so I would rather them play the Twins then the Rangers.

September 30, 2010  10:59 AM ET
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Oh Andy, you already pulled the mulligan on the roids that you used only once or twice - yeah right. If you were still friends with Roger, he could sure show you some conditioning to get you ready for the playoffs.

That may be the most ignorant comment of the day.

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September 30, 2010  11:03 AM ET
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Burnett won game 2 of the WS versus Philly last year.

Yeah but if not for Molina he would have had several wild pitches. I was at that game and it was frightening. He also got tanked in his other starts in the playoffs last year. I wouldn't even put him on the playoff roster

September 30, 2010  11:19 AM ET
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Yeah but if not for Molina he would have had several wild pitches. I was at that game and it was frightening. He also got tanked in his other starts in the playoffs last year. I wouldn't even put him on the playoff roster

He tanked in all of his other starts. guy has good stuff, but you can rely on him screwing up, right now anyway.

September 30, 2010  11:20 AM ET
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And Lidge didn't have a blown save in 2008....................what's your point? Burnett looks like overpaid crap THIS year, excuse my grinchlike grin due to excessive elation..............

Better worry about getting back first...newb Evil Empire...

September 30, 2010  11:33 AM ET

Wow. Would have liked to see the Phillies/Yanks rematch but doesn't look like the Yanks will make it back. Here's hoping they do!

September 30, 2010  11:48 AM ET

Burnett in the playoffs past year
5 starts, 1win, 1 loss
5.27ERA with a 1.39 WHIP. 16 walks and hit 5 guys in 27 innings. 24 k's

In the World Series 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA.

He sucks

September 30, 2010  12:04 PM ET

GEE, what a bummer!!!! GO RAYS!!!!

September 30, 2010  12:19 PM ET

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September 30, 2010  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

All NY newspapers are terlit paper

And all of their writers are old women with leakage.

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