Girardi not committed to three starters

By Jon Lane
Joe Girardi told Mike Francesa this afternoon that he is not committed to a three-man rotation as first reported. It’s CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte for Games 1-3. In the three-man scenario, Sabathia would start Game 4 on normal rest, but Burnett and Pettitte – Sabathia too if there’s a Game 7 – would all come back on three days’ rest.

Girardi said he may kick this around until at least Thursday, but Chad Gaudin was scheduled to throw a 70 to 80 pitch bullpen session today at Yankee Stadium, reports Chad Jennings.

On a side note, here’s some fun stuff on the pre-Game 1 agenda:

WFAN’s Boomer and Carton will be hosting a Yankees Pep Rally at Modell’s in Times Square Wednesday morning from 6-10, broadcasting live while giving away prizes and getting fans ready for the opening night of the 2009 World Series.

At 12:30 Wednesday afternoon in Times Square, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a rally in Times Square with YES’ Yankees play-by-play man Michael Kay.



    While Girardi may not be set on a 3-man rotation, which agree with, because of Burnett and Andy, i would assume he’s going to pitch C.C. 3 times in this series, which would leave 2 open spots. C.C. – 1,4,7, A.J. – 2, 5 Andy – 3, 6. If I was Joe, i would wait to see how Andy and A.J. pitched in their starts, which i assume that’s what he’ll do.

    I would take Bloomberg a lot more seriously if this wasn’t an election year for him. What better way to get some good publicity than by attending Yankee events.

  2. rembutok

    I keep seeing CC to start game 4 on normal rest. It would not be normal rest. Game 4 is Sunday and that would only leave 3 games rest from tonight’s start.

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