Following their afternoon workout today, the Yankees announced that they would be taking the longer ALDS series. Game 1 will officially be at 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday, and Game 2 will start at the same time on Friday. At some point soon, MLB will update the ALDS schedule with info about Games 3, 4 and 5.
The Yankees have also announced their rotation for the first three games. CC Sabathia will start tomorrow night followed by A.J. Burnett and then Andy Pettitte. In other words, Jose Molina could catch two games in the ALDS, but I believe that Posada would be behind the plate in a potential Game 5. Brian Bruney, meanwhile, did not make the roster. He’ll stay fresh for the ALCS with Ramiro Peña and Sergio Mitre in Tampa. Phil Coke, David Robertson, Chad Gaudin, Joba Chamberlain, Alfredo Aceves, Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera will make up the bullpen, and Hideki Matsui will DH when Molina catches. Damaso Marte will make the roster if the Yanks end up facing the Twins and their left-handers. Otherwise, we expect Freddy Guzman to come off the bench.