Pettitte tries to use lengthy layoff to his advantage
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 6, 2012
But the Yankees won and have a lengthy layoff between games, allowing Pettitte an opportunity to do more leg work in the weight room than he typically would between starts as he attempts to regain the strength and stamina lost during a three-month absence with a fractured left ankle. "My wife told me the other day, 'I didn't like that very much.' She didn't like me throwing out the first pitch," Pettitte said. Andy Pettitte threw a pitch at Yankee Stadium during last October's postseason, but that was only ceremonial before Game 2 of the American League Division Series. He went 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA in his three starts back from the disabled list, but finished six innings only once as he worked his way from 75 to 88 to 94 pitches.