Justin Snyder getting stretched out before the game

Pettitte in Trenton


After attending the game where Pettitte got hurt against the Rays in July, I felt I owed it to him to go to his rehab start with the Trenton Thunder. Andy was dandy in his return to the mound, going four innings and giving up just two hits with four strikeouts. Granted, he was throwing against AA players but he did look good. The 38-year-old threw 51 pitches, with 37 going for strikes; he did uncork a couple of wild pitches, but I’ll take that performance any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Lost in the hoopla of Pettitte’s start was the fact that this was a pretty good game. It was a pitchers’ duel to say the least, it was scoreless until Rene Rivera hit a walkoff solo homer in the 12th inning. Needless to say, I’m glad I made the trek.

Feel free to live vicariously through me and check out my pictures of the game (I would have gotten more/better ones but my camera died as I got into the stadium and I had to take them all on my phone):

Pettitte!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pettitte warming up in the outfield

Benjamin Watkins makes his way to the bullpen with a snazzy new knapsack

Boomer getting the crowd ready for Andy

Andy after his warm-up session

My friend got Pettitte's autograph on her program

Pettitte on the mound


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