Joba to get long layoff after Sunday startBy
Just because I feel bad about writing 750 words on Aaron Harang, here’s some actual Yanks news. Carig notes that Joba Chamberlain will start on Sunday, then take an eight day break and start again the following Tuesday. Well, Carig says 10 days later, but also says Tuesday, so I’m assuming he’s counting both Sunday and Tuesday. So it’s Seattle and then Texas at home.
Considering this, it would seem like the Yankees would start Pettitte, Mitre, and Joba this weekend. Then, to optimally lay out the rotation, they’d have to go Burnett, CC, Gaudin on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday against the A’s. That would set up Pettitte to pitch the opener at Fenway, followed by Burnett and CC.
Update: Carig has confirmed Gaudin on Wednesday. It’s all set up.