Admirable move by Eric Wedge, sticking with Paul Byrd to start Game 4 tonight instead of bringing C.C. Sabathia back on three days’ rest.
The numbers suggest that Byrd will have trouble with the Yankees. But bringing Sabathia back would suggest panic and send a bad message to his team.
Plus Wedge knows that the worst-case scenario is having Sabathia on the mound at Jacobs Field on Wednesday with Fausto Carmona in reserve.
Wedge also saved his two set-up guys tonight. If the Yankees are to win this series, they will need their offense to build on Game 3.