Yankees-Angels Postponed: Why CC Sabathia Should Start Game 6 on Sunday

Posted: 24th October 2009 by Jordan Schwartz in MLB
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Before Game 6 of the American League Championship Series was postponed just after 6 pm ET on Saturday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had said that in the event of a rain out, scheduled starter Andy Pettitte would still start if the game was pushed back a day and CC Sabathia would start a possible Game 7 on Monday. While Pettitte is a veteran pitcher capable of closing out the ALCS for the Yanks, starting Sabathia on Sunday would be a better choice for two reasons. First, it would give New York a better chance of winning Game 6 and clinching their 40th trip to the World Series, and secondly, it would prevent the possibility of Sabathia being unavailable to pitch until Game 3 against the Phillies. Pettitte is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA this postseason, but Sabathia is 3-0 with a 1.19, so giving him t ...

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