Sunday, October 07, 2007

Short Rest

I think both Wang and Sabathia should be brought in on short rest tomorrow.

Wang is a pitcher that needs the downward motion, and having an arm a bit tired can help do that. Plus, his ERA is 2 runs less at Yankee Stadium than on the road.

That puts Pettitte in line on regular rest for game 5.

As far as the Indians, it's a bit risky because of the number of pitches Sabathia pitched in game 1, but quite frankly, Sabathia on short rest still has a better chance than Paul Byrd.

So does Sabatia on long rest have a better chance than Carmona on regular rest? Probably, but probably not enough to not take your chance to not have both Sabathia and Carmona get another start.

1 comment:

Sully said...

You're right, of course, but Eric Wedge disagrees with you, as Byrd is getting the start tonight, at least according to mlb.com at 9:30 this morning. Enjoy the flight back to Cleveland, fellas - it should be a great Game Five.