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Pettitte ramps it up: 'It was a good day'

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08:15 AM ET 09.06 | Not only did the Yankees reclaim the AL East lead Wednesday, but they also had some good news in the form of Andy Pettitte. [Pettitte] threw a simulated inning on Wednesday, facing hitters for the first time since he broke his left leg in late June. Pettitte went through his standard pregame warmup, then threw 16 pitches to Chris Dickerson, Eduardo Nunez and Casey McGehee. "I felt like I threw the ball well," Pettitte said. "I felt like I was pushing off full. I almost tried to make it like a game, so it was a good day. For me, it's a good way to ramp it up pretty quick." Pettitte was pleased with his command, but he hasn't targeted a return date. Until he is given clearance to begin running ... he isn't looking past this weekend.

New York Daily News

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September 6, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Any Day Above Ground Is A Good Day, Bro.

September 6, 2012  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Any Day Above Ground Is A Good Day, Bro.

Tell that to the Mole People.

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September 6, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Doesn't sound like he will be back in time to help this year. And next year is in doubt due to father time's effects

September 6, 2012  09:08 AM ET

How is throwing 16 pitches considered ramping it up?

September 6, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How is throwing 16 pitches considered ramping it up?

Probably as far as how hard he's pushing off and using the injured leg is my guess.

September 6, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Does this ever pan out when pitchers come out of retirement?

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September 6, 2012  12:24 PM ET

Actually, looks kind of dead over here too.

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September 6, 2012  12:29 PM ET

Hello.

September 6, 2012  12:30 PM ET
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It's either dead, or should be.

I'm not dead yet.

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September 6, 2012  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Hi clem. Howzit goin'?

Not too bad. Starting to get worried about our upcoming move. Wanted to review the plan and schedule.

There isn't one.

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