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Andy Pettitte to miss start with back spasms

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08:47 AM ET 04.13 | The Yankees had been on a roll. They had actually gone several hours and no one had gotten hurt. And then Andy Pettitte tried to get off his couch. So Friday night, the Yankees announced they were pushing Pettitte back from his next scheduled start because of lower back spasms. At least the phrases "season-threatening" and "extended period" were nowhere to be found. Pettitte was scheduled to pitch Sunday, but now is hoping for Tuesday or Wednesday. "Hopefully I can rest it here a few days," said Pettitte, who said he felt a twinge in the middle of his back during his start Tuesday in Cleveland, but pitched through the matter without problems. "Almost 100 percent, we believe it's a muscle spasm. Hopefully it just calms down and I don't have any more problems with it."

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April 13, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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At 40 - it may 'calm down'......but its going to keep popping upThat being said- why don't they know exactly what it is?its 2013- with MRI's and all the technology we have access to today- why hasn't he undergone a battery of tests and actually find out what it is?

Sounds like they are taking a page from the Red Sox PR department. They know exactly what's wrong, they just don't want to say.

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April 13, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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These Yanks are finally gonna get brought down to earth, and lose half their fans in the process.

Then the Yanks would only be 5 times more popular than the Mess.

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April 13, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Then the Yanks would only be 5 times more popular than the Mess.

Understand, the Mets claim to fame is the worst record in MLB history. they feel threatened right now that their one claim to fame is in jeapordy. Houston could take a run at their holy grail.

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April 13, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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\m/

Look at the bright side . That 1962 Met team ended the season with a 40-120 record. It was a 162 game season. In the event that Houston breaks that record, I think the Mets can petition to play two games more this year to have them added to the 120 total. regardless, they can still claim the record for 160 games played.

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April 13, 2013  12:39 PM ET

A Spasam here and a spasm there!!!

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