Andy Pettitte exits after 79 pitches with injury
Originally posted on Bombers Beat:
NEW YORK – Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte was forced to leave his start against the Mariners on Thursday after 79 pitches with an apparent undisclosed injury.
Pettitte appeared to stiffen and wince after throwing his final pitch, a swinging strikeout of Kyle Seager for the second out of the fifth inning.
UPDATE: Pettitte has a tight left trapezius muscle in his upper back, according to the Yankees.