Jim C (Tinley Park, IL): October 2009 Archives

The following is from Phil Rogers from the Chicago Tribune, he is trying to make a point about pitchers starting on three days rest. To counter his point he points oit that last year
(2008) Milwaukee Brewer Manager Ken Macha used CC Sabathia on three days rest on 4 occasions. Uh, Phil. It was Ned Yost and Dale Svuem who managed the Brewers in 2008.


By Phil Rogers

Just so nobody thinks I'm second-guessing Joe Girardi tomorrow - as Yankee fans were after he pulled David Robertson with two outs and nobody on base in the 11th inning Monday - I'm going to first guess him. He's making a mistake starting CC Sabathia on three days' rest in Tuesday night's Game 4 against the Angels.

Long-time readers won't be surprised. The folly of short-rest starts in the playoffs is a recurring them for me in October. I've been pointing out the consistent downside -- the stupidity? -- of this for about a decade now, and the numbers just keep getting worse.

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