Jose Molina has caught A.J. Burnett’s last four starts. Granted, each of those starts was either a day game after a night game or half of a doubleheader. Still, after a rough August throwing to Posada, the pair hasn’t worked together all month. The off days in the playoffs allow teams to use their starting catchers exclusively, so Posada would have to catch A.J. Given the recent trend, would the Yankees dare start Molina in a playoff game?
I don’t think so, and if they lose Game 1 it’s out of the question. But if they win Game 1, would Girardi write Molina’s name in the No. 9 lineup spot? Again, I’d have to think he wouldn’t, but you never know. I’m interested to see if anyone else thinks this is a possibility.