The Yankees offense has taken a step back this year, but they are still one of the best teams in baseball largely because of their pitching staff. That staff took a big hit last week as Andy Pettitte went on the DL with a strained trapezius muscle.
The Yankees recalled Vidal Nuno to take his place in the rotation. Sunday’s rainout means that they won’t have to use Nuno this time through the rotation though.
Pettitte has a 3.83 ERA, a 7.1 K/9, and a 2.7 BB/9 in eight starts this year. His injury isn’t expected to keep him out long, but it sounds like he can benefit from a week or two off though. Nuno has done a good job in his couple of appearances this year so it probably won’t be a big deal to give him a rest.