Update: CC Sabathia starting tonight’s game


3:38pm: Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said it was just a mix-up and Sabathia was always scheduled to start tonight. Phelps goes tomorrow and Hiroki Kuroda goes on Sunday.

3:21pm: I misread, sorry. David Phelps has been scratched from tonight’s start for an unknown reason, and Sabathia is starting in his place. CC had extra rest thanks to the off-day on Monday and Ivan Nova‘s spot start. No idea what’s up with Phelps.

3:20pm: CC Sabathia has been scratched from tomorrow’s start for an unknown reason. The probable pitcher is listed as TBA at the moment, but I have to assume it’ll be Ivan Nova. No word on what’s up with Sabathia, but fingers crossed obviously.

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  1. jay destro says:

    Sabathia starting tonight instead of Phelps

  2. LK says:

    The good news just keeps rolling in.

  3. Buhner's barber says:

    Could it just be that they know that CC doesn’t like having more than his usual amount of rest?

  4. Anthon says:

    Prelude to a trade?

  5. kenthadley says:

    Trade with Cubs? Total speculation.

  6. Damn it. I am going to the game on Saturday. This sucks.

  7. W.B. Mason Williams says:

    Probably tripped over a pile of A-Rod’s money or Joba’s foot brace and is destined for the 60-day. Great.

  8. jw says:

    Time for a quick RAB poll with total guesses about the cause . . . trade? Injury? Bitten by David Cone’s mom’s dog?

  9. Evan3457 says:

    …and that would explain why the Yanks have kept Nova around and gone with the very limited 3-man bench the last couple of days; either he has some sort of injury problem, and they weren’t sure if they needed Nova, or, as their most valuable trade piece at the moment, and at peak value, they’re dealing him imminently.

    I’m betting it’s the former, but if it’s the latter, they better get something worthwhile. Not, say, Ruiz from the Phillies.

  10. trr says:

    Christ, now what?

  11. vicki says:

    alack the day.

  12. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Sad to see CC go, but welcome to the Bronx, Giancarlo Stanton!


  13. kenthadley says:

    Yanks say it was a miscommunication..Phelps tomorrow.

  14. Hector says:

    Cashman will probably trade Phelps for Ethier.

  15. vicki says:

    mike may not have authored the bother and confusion, but you know that sadistic fucker enjoyed it.

  16. A-Rod says:


  17. forensic says:

    No wonder Cashman wants all the announcements to go through the organization. See what can happen when things are wrong or miscommunicated…

  18. LarryM Fl says:

    Just a minor miscommunication has occurred in this very pleasant and uneventful season, so far.

  19. Emily LaTella says:

    Never mind.

  20. Eddard says:

    If CC can do his job tonight we’ve got our two best ERA pitchers going in games 2 and 3. A sweep is possibly definite.

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