Andy Pettitte appeared to stiffen up and wince after throwing his 79th pitch Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. After a lengthy mound meeting with manager Joe Girardi, Pettitte left the field and headed to the dugout.
Pettitte's condition is undisclosed at this time, but something didn't sit right with the veteran southpaw on his final pitch of the evening. A fifth-inning grimace was not what Yankee fans wanted to see.
He didn't have his best stuff against the Mariners, allowing four hits, three walks and two earned runs in 4⅔ innings of work. Pettitte did manage to record five strikeouts before making his exit, though.
New York trailed Seattle 2-1 when Pettitte came off the mound.