June 28, 2012

Schadenfreude 131 (A Continuing Series)

Mark Hale and Dan Martin, Post:
The Yankees rotation took a big hit on Wednesday with Andy Petitte set to miss at least six weeks after breaking his fibula in his start against the Indians, and CC Sabathia going on the disabled list with a strained left abductor.

Hours after manager Joe Girardi announced that Sabathia went on the 15-day DL , Pettitte took a Casey Kotchman one-hopper off his left leg to lead off the fifth inning. The ball hit Pettitte squarely, sending the lefty to the ground. ...

Pettitte, who will be put on a boot, now figures to be out until at least mid-August. ... For now, Freddy Garcia will take Pettitte's spot in the rotation [and] ... Adam Warren will be called up from the minors to start for Sabathia on Friday.
Sean Brennan, Daily News:
The Yankees placed a reluctant CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after the lefty revealed he had been pitching in pain since his last start vs. the Mets last Sunday night.

Sabathia's injury was officially diagnosed as a Grade 1 strain of the adductor muscle, a muscle on the inside of his left (pushoff) leg. ...

Girardi said he wasn't upset his lefty ace hid his injury until Tuesday ...

Girardi said the Yankees expect Sabathia two miss just two starts – Friday vs. Chicago and July 4 in Tampa Bay.
Mark Feinsand, Daily News:
If it weren't for bad luck, the Yankees wouldn't have any luck at all.

Hours after the Yankees placed CC Sabathia on the disabled list, Andy Pettitte was forced from his start in the fifth inning Wednesday with a fractured left ankle.

Pettitte, who was struck on the ankle by Casey Kotchman's line drive, was diagnosed with the fracture, which is expected to keep him out of action for at least six weeks. The Yankees said no surgery will be required ...
Bill Madden, Daily News:
Just when it appeared as if the Yankees were about to make a shambles of the American League East and embark on possibly one of their greatest seasons ever, cruel fate intervened Wednesday, striking down both CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte in a span of a couple of hours. ...

Now the Yankees must hope that Adam Warren, the 24-year-old righty they have never considered a top prospect, and the old war horse, Freddy Garcia, can get them through ...

Sabathia's injury, while fairly minor compared to Pettitte's, is troubling just the same, if only because he's a big guy who has always pitched with a lot of girth and he will be 32 next month.

12 comments:

Jere said...

Maybe this "injury bug" will give Nick Swisher the slap in the face he needs.

The Omnipotent Q said...

"Just when it appeared as if the Yankees were about to make a shambles of the American League East and embark on possibly one of their greatest seasons ever..."

Boy, Bill Madden never ceases to be a horse's ass.

laura k said...

Someone is being driven insane! (Insaner.)

Pokerwolf said...

If the MFYs have been winning with this much "bad luck", I'd hate to see a season where they were having "good luck"! Just goes to show what kind of expectations Yankees fans have. Geez!

allan said...

Someone is being driven insane! (Insaner.)

10 attempted comments - several of them quite lengthy - in well under 24 hours. Comments that get trashed asap. Now I'm not a doctor, but that seems like the work of an addled mind.

Zenslinger said...

I don't wish injury or death on anyone. I hope CC and Pettite feel better soon and pitch real shitty when they get back.

FenFan said...

Boy, Bill Madden never ceases to be a horse's ass

My thoughts exactly

FenFan said...

10 attempted comments - several of them quite lengthy - in well under 24 hours. Comments that get trashed asap. Now I'm not a doctor, but that seems like the work of an addled mind.

As I noted on the boards this morning, why would you waste your time trying to post inflammatory comments?

Either that or his mom hand-delivers sandwiches to him in the basement so he can keep up his strength.

Ed. note: I had to look up addled. Thank you for expanding my vocabulary.

FenFan said...

Mark Feinsand, Daily News: If it weren't for bad luck, the Yankees wouldn't have any luck at all...

No, the MFY are never on the good end of a bad call.

Poor bastards... weep for them!

Kathryn said...

Lovin' the freude!

Jere said...

So apparently a mere six games better than the Red Sox' current "let's blow up this toxic, hatable, no-good team" record would equal the pace for one of the greatest seasons ever. I think both cities' media need to pull their heads out of their asses.

laura k said...

As I noted on the boards this morning, why would you waste your time trying to post inflammatory comments?

This is the $64,000 question about banned trolls, the question that we'll never truly be able to answer. Why oh why would ANYONE spend their time this way?? What is the motivation? What do they get out of it? I'll never know.