All but official as Yanks seemingly opt for longer ALDSBy
Although the Yankees can wait until an hour after the Twins/Tigers playoff game is over to pick an ALDS series, according to reports out of the clubhouse, the team has all but decided on the longer series. Mark Feinsand tells us that Joe Girardi informed CC Sabathia he would pitch Wednesday against the eventual AL Central winner. That game — and Friday’s home game — will start at 6:07 p.m. Eastern time. By starting the series on Wednesday, the Yankees will need to use only three starting pitchers and will enjoy extra days of rest for Mariano Rivera and Phil Hughes, their weapons out of the bullpen. Meanwhile, the next 68 hours are going to seem really slow.