A few days ago, Joe wrote about a way to use the schedule to tinker with the rotation and get the team’s best starters into the most important games down the stretch. As PeteAbe reports today, the Yanks have decided to take advantage of Monday’s off day and line up the front four for next week’s Red Sox series. Here’s the new rotation:
Sunday @ ChiSox: Sabathia
Monday: off (should have been Joba)
Tuesday @ Toronto: Pettitte
Wednesday @ Toronto: Mitre
Thursday vs Boston: Joba
Friday vs Boston: Burnett
Saturday vs Boston: Sabathia
Sunday vs Boston: Pettitte
So they’re not truly skipping Joba on Monday, he’s just getting three extra days of rest. Considering how well he’s pitched after the long All Star break, that makes me excited. Pettitte and Mitre remain on their regularly scheduled turn in Toronto, while Burnett and Sabathia get an extra day of rest heading into the Sawx series. You couldn’t ask to have it lined up any better, really.
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Anywho, feel free to use this as your open thread for the evening. Max Scherzer and his 2.72 ERA since June 1st are taking on the Mets tonight, while the Cards and Astros are on the MLB Network. You could also come hang out with me over at MLBTR. Otherwise, anything goes here, just be nice.