The New York Yankees have been going with a three-man rotation for the entire postseason even with a fourth starter, Chad Gaudin, looming in the bullpen. Gaudin was a midseason acquisition for the Yankees to fill a spot in the bullpen, to be a possible spot starter for the struggling Joba Chamberlain, and to fill the spot left by Phil Hughes, who has settled nicely into a setup role for Mariano Rivera. Fox had a nice stat to throw out to the viewers of the series last night, (one of the few good ones they had) about A.J. Burnett's career record on three days rest. It was good, but Burnett hadn't showed that he could be consistent in the playoffs. Joe Girardi decided to roll the dice anyway and go with Burnett on three days rest, going all in to win the Series in five. Charlie Manuel called ...
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