Pettitte throws sim inning

September, 5, 2012
9/05/12
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Andy Pettitte took another step in his road back to the mound for the Yankees, throwing 16 pitches to a collection of hitters in a simulated inning before Wednesday's game against the Rays.

"It was good, man," Pettitte said. "I felt like I threw the ball well. I felt like I was pushing off full. I almost tried to make it like a game, so it was a good day."

Pettitte said he will throw another simulated inning or two in Baltimore this weekend, but the Yankees' doctors still have cleared him to run and there is still no projected timetable for his return from a fracture in his left ankle.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAB. Gardner .283
HRM. Teixeira 18
RBIM. Teixeira 50
RB. Gardner 67
OPSB. Gardner .812
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135