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Yankees Pitching Notes: Andy Pettitte, Sergio Mitre, Joba Chamberlain

NEW YORK - JULY 18:  Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning on July 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IJuly 19, 2010

The Yankees' starting rotation has been one of their strengths, but lately we’ve seen AJ Burnett leave a game early because of a self inflicted wound and Andy Pettitte limping off the mound. Now, there are real questions to be answered.

Here are some notes:

I would really like to see Joba get some starts in the rotation, but the bullpen has been awful and despite his inconsistencies, the Yankees cannot afford not to have him out there.

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