Come To Think Of It: Rainouts May Benefit Angels in ALCS

Posted: 25th October 2009 by Bob Warja in MLB
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The torrential downpours in the Bronx won't likely affect the New York Yankees starting pitching plans, but it could benefit the Angels. For if the series goes to a seventh game, expect John Lackey to become available. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said veteran lefty Andy Pettitte will still be on the mound on Sunday for a game six, while some are clamoring for CC Sabathia. Pettitte owns four series-clinching wins among his 15 career postseason victories: both tied for the most in baseball history. It's an interesting decision as Sabathia, who is 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA in three playoff outings this year, would be pitching on normal rest. "Andy has pitched in a ton of big games in his career. We just like him in this spot," Girardi said. "We're going to stick with Andy and give CC an extra da ...

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