October 18, 2010

Poll Results: Yankees four-man rotation a questionable decision

poll results44The latest poll results were inconclusive, as fans couldn’t agree on whether the Yankees’ move to a four-man rotation was the right decision. After much debate, my roommate and I voted for “If they’re winning,” then go with the four-man. This means it is still possible I’d agree with the move, but it’ll take an impressive performance from Andy Pettitte and the Yankee offense against Cliff Lee in Game 3 tonight.

However, it seems the decision isn’t as definite as we all thought it was when it was first released, according to the Star-Ledger.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn’t rule out the possibility that CC Sabathia could pitch on short rest in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series Tuesday.

“Right now, we are on rotation,” Girardi said after the Yankees’ 7-2 loss to the Rangers today. “So I mean, we haven’t discussed that with anyone.”

I think Girardi is siding with my roommate and I. If the Yankees fall against Lee tonight, I’m betting Girardi will switch Sabathia in for A.J. Burnett for Game 4. This would also allow Sabathia to pitch a possible Game 7 against Lee on short rest. I think it’s a move Girardi has to make if trailing 2-1 in the series.

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