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Lining up the starters into October

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 25, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Giradi said after last night’s game that he was not ready to announce the date of Andy Pettitte’s next start. He also would not confirm that CC Sabathia’s next start will be on Friday.

“Nothing is etched in stone,” he said. “We are through this weekend and we will continue to adjust as we feel necessary.”

Based on what we know, and what we think we know, here’s the rest of the Yankees regular season rotation. The names in bold have either been announced or basically announced. The names in italics are guesses.

Today – Ivan Nova
Sunday – Dustin Moseley
Monday – A.J. Burnett
Tuesday – Javier Vazquez/Chad Gaudin
Wednesday – Phil Hughes
Thursday – Off day
Friday – CC Sabathia
Saturday – Pettitte/Burnett
Sunday – Burnett/Pettitte

What comes next — and when Pettitte and Burnett take their final starts — depends entirely on how the Yankees want to lineup their postseason rotation. Do they want to split the lefties, leaving either Hughes or Burnett to start Game 2? Do they want to use a three-man rotation in the first round — meaning Sabathia would pitch Game 4 on short rest — knowing they’ll need a fourth starter in the ALCS?

Two ways it could play out (it doesn’t have to be either of these)…

Beginning on Monday, October 4
Monday – Off day
Tuesday – Off day
Wednesday – Sabathia
Thursday – Pettitte
Friday – Off day
Saturday – Hughes/Burnett
Sunday – Sabathia
Monday – Off day
Tuesday – Pettitte

Or…

Monday – Off day
Tuesday – Off day
Wednesday – Sabathia
Thursday – Hughes/Burnett
Friday – Off day
Saturday – Pettitte
Sunday – Burnett/Hughes
Monday – Off day
Tuesday – Sabathia

 
 

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